Welcome to Computer & Information Technology

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at Marshall University! My name is Brian Morgan and I am a Professor of Computer and Information Technology and the current chair of the department. I have a passion for teaching and helping young people live up to their full potential while preparing them to be successful in their chosen careers. I am here to help you map out an academic plan and to provide career advice during your undergraduate years at Marshall University.

As you continue to read through our information, you will learn just what a degree in CIT means for you, what options are available to you as a student within our major, what some of our graduates have done after their education, what career paths are available to our students, and a list of helpful academic and information technology related resources. Use the links above to jump to various content areas regarding the CIT Department at Marshall. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at either 304-696-6469 or brian.morgan@marshall.edu.


Curtis Darst – Graduated 2007
My current role at West Virginia Department of Education is to develop software solutions that benefit the 20,000+ educators and 275,000+ students in the state of WV.  Development work includes web languages (PHP, HTML, CSS, ColdFusion) and databases (MySQL, MSSQL, DB/2).   I work with program offices, county, and local contacts in the development and data validity of WVEIS/WOW applications. Responsibilities include application development, review, and data management of the various applications within WVEIS/WOW. Applications include data requirements for Federal reporting, State/Local reporting, and public reporting. The development of these applications increases the efficiencies of data entry and student management so that educators can focus on students.

The CIT program provided me with the skills to enter the workforce and stand out from fresh graduates.  CIT’s focus on real world assignments teach skills that theory based practicum cannot.  I finished my degree in CIT and the next Monday was working full time as a developer in Charleston with a full set of skills that met my employers needs. The CIT program truly sets students for success in the technology tracks that they provide

Jason Elliott – Graduated 2003
As a Real-Time Systems Analyst at Columbia Pipeline Group in Charleston, WV, I implement and support production systems for the real-time control and monitoring of natural gas operations across North America. The Computer and Information Technology program at Marshall University helped prepare me for the fast-paced world of IT, and provided me with the skills necessary to be successful in my career.