Instructor Spotlights and Insights

Instructor Spotlight: Erez Powell

Erez Powell is a software engineer who has worked for multinational corporations, startups and everything in between. Most of his professional experiences stem from the digital games industry, reinforced by his work in educational technology and mobile app development. He joins UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education as an instructor in the Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming Professional Concentration.

Brewing with Jon Hughes

Jonathan Hughes, director of brewing and sensory science at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, has extensive insight on the brewing industry and the experience and training necessary to be a part of it. Here’s a summary of our conversation on brewing trends and the direction of CPE’s Brewing Program.

How A3 Thinking Makes You a Stronger Leader

Part of being a strong leader is inspiring others to be problem solvers. In this article, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and instructor of the online course Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Sonia Singh shares her insights on how A3 Thinking, a Lean methodology and tool for problem solving, can help you improve your leadership skills.

Instructor Spotlight: Paul Deveaux

Paul Deveaux has an M.S. in computer science and more than 40 years of programming experience. As the instructor of Data Preparation, Modeling and Visualization with Python, Deveaux believes that software development is all about solving problems and learning to program makes you a better thinker.

Instructor Spotlight: Todd Rutherford

Todd Rutherford has more than 10 years of experience working in computer programming and is an expert on data science, cloud computing, software development, deep learning and data visualization. As an instructor in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming Professional Concentration, Rutherford is excited to help students become confident in performing fundamental Python programming skills.

Instructor Spotlight: Diane Davidson

Diane Davidson believes that leading with a service mindset, having strong communication skills and giving recognition and feedback are key attributes of a successful leader. As a leadership development consultant and an instructor for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, Davidson has more than 25 years of experience training and coaching leaders.