Assistant Professor of Computer Science
M.S., Management, Saint Thomas University
B.S., Criminal Justice, Florida International University
Campus Phone: Ext. 5659
Came to Tusculum: 2002
Lonnie Connolly came to Tusculum College in 2002, and is presently teaching The Computer as a Tool to undergraduates in all disciplines, and The Computer as a Classroom Support System, to Education majors.
She received her Master of Science in Management degree from Saint Thomas University in Miami, followed by an ABD in Computer Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Prior to coming to Tusculum, Lonnie was an elementary school teacher for four years then spent a full and satisfying 30-year career in Law Enforcement serving as a Police Sergeant on the Miami-Dade Police Department in Miami, Florida. During those 30 years she worked in a variety of investigative fields, such as Homicide, Organized Crime, and Economic Crimes in both detective and supervisory roles, and in supervisory roles in Media Relations and Training, the latter where she spent many hours as an instructor teaching Surveillance Techniques, Death Investigations, Crime Scene Investigations, and teaching sworn and civilian employees the basics of computing.
Her current professional research interests are in the area of Digital Graphics, Collaborative Learning and Work, and Computer Gaming Environments in Education.
Lonnie resides on a small, but lovely farm very close to the college with her husband and two teenaged daughters. In her spare time she works at her newest business endeavor, raising and breeding alpacas and horses. When time permits you can find her in her fiber arts studio, dying and spinning that spectacular alpaca fiber.