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Instructor Welcome & Contact Information


Welcome to Computer Science 101! I look forward to working with you this semester as we learn how to use Microsoft Office and how it can be used to support data analysis and problem solving.

It will be very important for you to be self-motivated and disciplined to ensure that you stay on top of your CS101 work. CS101 is a 4-credit hour course and has the workload similar to other 4-credit courses like Calculus. While you may not be in the classroom for 4 hours a week, it's a good idea to set aside time just like if you were. We suggest planning for at least 5 hours per week on this course, although your individual needs may vary.  If you have a question about the course, please contact me. My email address is, and I will try to respond within 24 hours.

To learn and master the content, we have selected Exploring Microsoft Office 2016, Comprehensive Editions for Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint as your textbook. To provide you with practice on the course material, we will assign Participation Projects that will be due as the semester progresses.  To both allow you to practice and be evaluated in a practical manner with the material, we have selected Pearson's MyLabIT software.  Additionally, you will be assigned six Homeworks and three Exams.

Please visit the Start Here page for information on how to get started and find all of the course components.

About Your Instructor

My name is Gary Newberry. This is my second semester teaching CS101 online.  I have been a mathematics and computer teacher in the public school for 30 1/2 years.  I have a Ph.D. degree in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University, a M.S. degree in Education with a specialization in Educational Computing from the University of Charleston, a B.S. degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Concord University, and a B.S. degree in Secondary Mathematics Education (Grades 5 - Adult) from Concord University.

I live in Daniels, West Virginia.  I absolutely love technology!  I am a deacon and pianist at my church.  Playing the piano helps me unwind and relax.  It helps reduce the stress of everyday life.  I also enjoy the company of my sister's two golden retrievers, Holley and Sadie.

Contact Information

The best way to contact me is via email, please use your WVU MIX account and include your full name and section number.

Gary Newberry, Ph.D.
E-mail Address:

(304) 929-1615
Robert C. Byrd LRC, Room 323
Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday - 03:00-04:00 p.m.
If you wish to meet at a certain time, please email me in advance as I may have other engagements.