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Curriculum Vitae

Technical Skills

Programming Languages:

Windows Batch (Shell Script), Windows PowerShell (Shell Script), Assembly (CISC), HTML, PHP, Visual Basic (.NET), C, C#, C++, Swift, ZDoom ACS, SQL

Development Software:

Visual Studio, XCode (Mac), Unity3D, Notepad++, GitHub, Subversion, SLADE, GZDoom Builder


Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Audacity, System Architect, ER Assistant [Database]

Online Services:

phpBB, MediaWiki, GitHub, ERD Plus [Database]

Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows [3.11|9x|2000|XP|7|8|10], GNU\Linux [Ubuntu|Debian]


Missing: Test Out Security Pro Cert.

TestOut Security Pro

Earned 2016

TestOut Link

Ability to harden security on a switch and firewalls, configure Virtual LANs within a network, configure security on iPad like devices, encryptions, and perform security within business site.


Algebraic Gamification

Started 2014 - 2016

Missing: Gamification Research Image

The study of turning non-game material into games for a better and accelerated learning experience. By this ideology, this will allow students and abroad audience to learn algebraic concepts without the abstract and dryness that comes from a basic class-room setting. But the game, in itself, must be fun and entertaining - otherwise the gamification concept fails as the student will not be motivated to play that particular game.


How to Apply Gamification Techniques to Design a Gaming Environment for Algebra Concepts

Springer Link

This focuses on the Algebra Gamification techniques in which allows students to play a specific game and yet still be able to learn the algebraic principles over the material.

  • Available Since: 13. November, 2016
  • Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_8
Chicago Citation:

Faghihi, Usef, Donald Aguilar, David Chatman, Nicholas Gautier, Jeffrey Gholson, Justin Gholson, Melvin Lipka, Robert Dill, Philippe Fournier-Viger, and Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard. "How to Apply Gamification Techniques to Design a Gaming Environment for Algebra Concepts." In E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training: Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31-September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 62-70. Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM Site

Became an official member of ACM as a student during the Fall Semester of 2017.
Elected Vice-Chair of the ACM group in Cameron University during the Fall 2017 chapter.

As the Vice-Chair, I want to use my position to not only help our own members but also are fellow students. With this goal, I want everyone to benefit as to - what to expect in the real world and possible career choices that students might be interested in. To accomplish this goal, I will help to organize special speech events. I will have to work with employees, professors, and also - graduate students that are already in successful fields. However, this will allow the students to gain knowledge from the special events and learn about their fields as well as the importance of their fields.

My ultimate goal is to help all students abroad by providing new information as well as the importance that is related to Information Technology and Computer Science related topics.


Computer Science - Bachelor of Sciences Degree


  • Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma

Information Technology - Associates Degree


  • Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma

High School Diploma


  • John Adams High School, Miami Florida


  • English, American
  • German, Germany

Honors and Awards

President's Honor Roll

Cameron Link


  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For attaining a GPA of 4.00 as a Full Time student for the Summer 2017 semester.

Dean's Honor Roll

Cameron Link


  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For attaining a GPA of 3.00 as a Full Time student for the Spring 2017 semester.

Honorable Mention; Database Competition


  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • CAT Week; Database Competition

SSS Reading Lab Award


  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

SSS Math Lab Award


  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For hard work, dedication, and tremendous progress in learning and understanding mathematical concepts.

SSS Individual Tutoring Lab Award


  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For participation in the individual tutoring program and a dedication to academic success.

Certificate of Appreciation


  • Encore Shop Program; Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas
  • For outstanding commitment and valuable contributions to the Encore Shop Program at the Community Services Center.


Armada Team


Helped manage and established running game servers for the Zandronum gaming community. With this, My team and I, were responsible for making sure that the physical server was running at peak performance and making sure that the game servers were running at their optimal performance.

SkullTag Moderator and Community Events


SkullTag Link

Helped with administrative duties such as managing bans, managing forum topics and threads, moderating the official chat rooms (IRC Channels), and helped organize specialized and official community events with or without testing new software beta builds.

Work Experiences

Work Study; Computing and Technology Tutor

Fall 2017 - Present

Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

Chief Tutor during Spring 2018 Semester

Assist students with various Computer Science and Data Structures topics and assignments. Duties required are to not only work with the students with their needs, but to also work with the instructors. With working with the instructors, the tutors can stay caught up on the teaching and lab materials to assure the best tutoring experience with the students. The goal is to assure that the students can understand the material and to motivate them to completing difficult assignments.

Internship; Gamification Algebra Concepts


Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

Working with a small dedicated team to establish a working project that focuses on getting the players to understand the quadratic equation by keeping the game play fun and interesting.

Food Court Worker, AAFES


Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma

Perform janitorial work within the food court area and help stock the drink fountains.

Shoppette Store Associate


Hanau Hessen, Germany [DoD Europe; USAREUR]

Perform sales on store items but also perform other sales such as: video rentals, DVD repairs, vehicle gas coupons, and car wash. Stock and fronting store, closing and opening protocols. Perform write-ups against customers if violations occur as specified by DoD\USAREUR regulations.

Grocery Bagger, Commissary DECA


Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas

Bag the customer's groceries, escort and load their items to the vehicles.

Encore Thrift Shop


Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas

Assist with incoming donations and organizing the shopping area.


Dr. Usef Faghihi

  • Instructor; University of Indianapolis

Professor George McCormick

  • Instructor; Cameron University

Susan Blackwell

  • Store Manager; AAFES [Europe]

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