Dr. Rodney S. Tosten is the Vice President for Information Technology. Rod graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1985 and returned in 1990 to teach computer science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
interests revolve around distributed processing, database and distributed applications on the World Wide Web, and the Java language environment. Due to his experiences in a family car business, Rod stays active with small businesses including Eagle Software which specializes in software for transmission shops and PoCo Paper
, a post consumer paper art company. Rod also took a two year leave of absence from the college to work for a software startup company.
Rod received his M.S. in Computer Science from West Virginia University
and his Ph.D. in Information Technology and Engineering from George Mason University
. Rod is a past chair of the Department of Computer Science which the College formed in 1999. Rod is also a certified Pennsylvania State Inspection Mechanic.
For relaxation, Rod is involved with woodworking, archery, and model railroading.