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Professor Emerita, Applied Computer Science

Pictured is IT professor Andrea Wachter.
Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Point Park University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Case Western Reserve University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Biology, Duquesne University
  • Master in Public Management, Management Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University (graduated first in class)

Courses Taught

  • University Core course: Problem Solving with Information Technology
  • MicroComputing I and II
  • Information Technology for Managers
  • Electronic Commerce I and Electronic Commerce II
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communication and Research


Professor Andrea Wachter teaches a variety of information technology and business courses. Prior to joining the University in 1984, she was a head technologist of the Virology Laboratory in the microbiology department at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Wachter is a regular reviewer of college textbooks and the author of several teachers' manuals for college textbooks.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (M.L.S., A.S.C.P.)
  • Certified as a Quality Matters Grades 6-12 reviewer 
  • Certified as a Quality Matters Higher Ed reviewer
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education certified Science - Biology and Science - Physical Science (General Science) teacher PA Act 48 compliant

Research Interests

  • E-business
  • E-commerce
  • Information Technology applications in business
  • Teaching and delivery of online courses
  • Innovative tools and approaches to get more students (particularly women) interested in computer science

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • Northeastern Association for Business, Economics and Technology
  • Computer Science Teachers Association
  • Chautauqua Professional Women's Network
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council

Community Work

Current involvement

  • Community Wellness Committee
  • Community Health Committee
  • Community Hospitality Committee

Past involvement

  • Board of Directors, Scott Township Public Library (eight years)
  • YMCA's Welfare to Work Initiative 
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools Career and Academic Passport Initiative