Dr. José M. Nieves, Professor of Information Technology



  • Bachelor in Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1984
  • Master in Engineering Administration degree, George Washington University, 1987
  • Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Information Technology, George Mason University, 1997
  • Graduate-level work at Radford University (IST) and St. John Paul the Great Catholic University (Theology).
  • Graduate Certificate in Theology (Church History), Catholic Distance University, 2018

Background and Experience

Dr. Nieves is a native of Puerto Rico (USA). He has extensive public and private sector Information Technology experience. He served as a USAF officer for 5 years and several progressive senior technical and management positions within industry in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over a decade.

LFCC Teaching

Dr. Nieves has been teaching with the Information Technology department at LFCC since 2001, mostly out of the Fauquier campus. He teaches courses in:

  • Office Applications (ITE 115)
  • Information Literacy (ITE 119)
  • Principles of Information Systems (ITE 120)
  • Databases (ITD 130) 
  • Hardware/Software Integration – A+ Preparation (ITN 107)
  • Network Management and Design (ITN 200)
  • Programming (ITP 100)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (ITP 251) 

Other Teaching

Prior to joining LFCC, Dr. Nieves taught as an adjunct at Northern VA Community College for six years. In addition to his current LFCC teaching, Dr. Nieves has taught courses in security, forensics, project management, and information management at American Intercontinental University Online at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. At Capella University, Dr. Nieves consults on doctoral-level seminar courses in information systems management and chairs dissertation committees for doctorate-seeking learners, acting as the dissertation mentor. His research interests are in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration, IT/business corporate alignment, and IT research methods.

Certifications and Professional Affiliations

Dr. Nieves is certified as a CIW Associate and as a VCCS Online Instructor. Dr. Nieves is an active member of the Computer Science Teachers Association, part of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). He also belongs to the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association.

Personal Interests

Dr. Nieves’ interests lie in community service, nature, pets (dogs, cats, aquarium fish), reading, and music, and Theology studies. He cannot find enough hours in the day to read all that he wishes he could, from journals to papers, research, news, and fiction novels. 

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