Name: D.I.  von Briesen
Department: Web Technologies (Information Tech Division)
Title: Instructor, Web Technologies
Office Location:
Levine Information Technology, 5106
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6572
Fax Number: (704) 330-6133
Email Address:
Note: If you email a CPCC employee and the message bounces-back or is undeliverable, please try to contact the individual by telephone, in person, or by other means.
If you are making a trip to campus just to see me, please call or email in advance to confirm I'll be there - or we can consult by phone. Even with a regular schedule, each week can vary and I prefer to have appointments scheduled. If you're on campus feel free to swing by any time.
With questions about the Web Technologies classes within the Computer Technology Integration (CTI) program, please first see:
OFFICE HOURS: please see for a nicely readable grid of the info on my ofice:
Typically I'll hang out in the lab after a class and then go to my office, so those are the best places to catch me along with the scheduled office hours.
My classes are on moodle or blackboard at ( or supplemented by material from the web, including,, and other sites.
Educational Background:
BSLA Georgetown University MS/MIS University of Virginia Various Professional and Trade courses, including PricewaterhouseCoopers' consulting, Datawarehousing, Customer Relationship Management "boot camps" and seemingly endless trade show sessions from SIGSCE to Comdex and beyond.
Educational Experience:
Taught basic consulting and programming with PricewaterhouseCoopers, taught skiing at Wintergreen, VA, and started with CPCC as adjunct faculty in the spring of 2001. I started teaching full time in the Fall of 2001. I lead workshops for educators and kids, and teach graduate classes at AppState.
I have NUMEROUS post-it notes throughout both my office and home. I present at conferences throughout the education community, focusing on Moodle, distance education, and free software tools.
Lots of things- Psychology, linguistics, economics, wind and watersports, skiing, international affairs, software development, project management, religion, ubiquitous computing, brass, copper, and bronze, craftsmanship, design, visualization...
Other Information:
I have lived in New Mexico, DC, Virginia, and North Carolina, as well as Saudi, Egypt, Germany, and Senegal. I have five children and have been through many cats (lest you mistakenly confuse children with pets). My goal in life is to get into heaven - or, barring that, at least to stay out of hell.

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