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William Hooper

journalist , photographer , writer

James William Hooper was American computer scientist, educator. Recipient Exceptional Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977; grantee United States government agencies and several companies, 1983-2004, named Outstanding Educator of Year, Huntsville section Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1986-1987; Woodrow Wilson fellowship, Auburn University, 1959-1969.

Background

James William Hooper was born June 13 1937 in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Math., Florence State University, Alabama, 1959; Master of Science in Math., Auburn University, Alabama, 1960; Master of Science in Computer Sci., University Missouri, Rolla, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Information Sci., University Alabama, Birmingham, 1979

Achievements

  • Member Society Professional Journalists (1st Pl. award radio feature reporting Atlanta chapter 1990, Investigative Reporting award Atlanta chapter 1994, television-Feature Reporting award 1995, television Deadline News award 1995, Southern Journalist award 1996), East Tennessee Society Professional Journalists (board directors 2003, president 2006, 2d term 2007, 1st place Investigative Reporting award 1999, 00, 1st place General News Reporting award 1999, 00, 2d place Deadline Photography award 1999, Golden Press Card award, 1st place Feature Reporting award 2000, 2d place Series/Package Reporting award), Investigative Reporters and Editors, Masons (historian Knoxville 1990—, Meritorious certified 1991, 92).

Religion

Member Of Church Of Christ

Membership

Elder Jordan Park Church of Christ, Huntsville, 1983-1993, 26th St. Church of Christ, Huntington, 1994-2004. President Huntsville chapter Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, 1987-1988, Annual National Conference on Software Technology, 1993-1994. Commissioner Fire Civil Service Commission, City of Huntington, West Virginia, 2000-2004.

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Outstanding Educator of Year, Huntsville section 1986-1987), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (president Huntsville chapter 1987-1988), Association Computing Machinery, International Association Management Technology, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

  • Society Professional Journalists (1st Pl. award radio feature reporting Atlanta chapter 1990, Investigative Reporting award Atlanta chapter 1994, television-Feature Reporting award 1995, television Deadline News award 1995, Southern Journalist award 1996)

  • East Tennessee Society Professional Journalists (board directors 2003, president 2006, 2d term 2007, 1st place Investigative Reporting award 1999, 00, 1st place General News Reporting award 1999, 00, 2d place Deadline Photography award 1999, Golden Press

  • Investigative Reporters and Editors

  • Masons (historian Knoxville 1990?Co, Meritorious certified 1991, 92).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Musician, horseback riding, whitewater caneoing, hunting, archaeology

Connections

father:
Dennis

mother:
Doris