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Rick Byars

Rick Byars
CBA 3.406 (-471-5239)
CBA 5.202 (-471-3322)

Distinguished Senior Lecturer

Information, Risk, and Operations Mgmt.


Byars, Richard L. Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management. Richard Byars received his B.A. and M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests include systems development, and data base design and implementation. HONORS AND AWARDS Alpha Kappa Psi's Most Outstanding Professor Award (1994) Best Professor Award, UTmost Magazine (1989) Texas Excellence in Teaching Award (1988) Faculty Fellow Jester Dormitory (1988 - present)


Rick L. Byars. 1987. The VAX Environment and VAX COBOL. Ginn Press.
Rick L. Byars and E. Jordan. 1982. Stretching Faculty Resources in Programming Courses. Interface: The Computer Education Quarterly.

Teaching Awards

"Favorite Professor Award" McCombs Class of 20082008
Faculty Honor Roll2006
Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching2000
Most Outstanding Professor Award presented by Alpha Kappa Psi1994
Best Professor Award presented by Utmost Magazine1989
Texas Excellence Teaching Award1988