Frank Ducrest
Frank David Ducrest
Master Instructor (ret.)
Systems Administrator (ret.)
Computer Science
School of Computing and Informatics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Office: OLVR 215
Fax: 337-482-5791

Spring 2022 Office Hours
MWF directly after class (11:00 AM)
or via Zoom by request.
Coffee Americano
At the University of Louisiana - Lafayette
I was an adjunct instructor for Computer Science
in the '90s, then a full time instructor and
systems administrator for Computer Science in
the School of Computing and Informatics (this
amounted to 2 full time jobs) for 19 years. Now,
I am retired and once again teaching one course
per semester as adjunct instructor.

As an instructor, I regularly taught introductory
data structures, Java and .net/C# applications
programming, mobile device programming and manage
to stumble into small robots for a few years. As
systems administrator, I managed a few servers,
two good sized labs, faculty offices and TA offices.
Now, I teach a round-robin of courses over mobile
device programming, C#/.net and advanced Java.

Prior to coming to UL in as full time faculty in 2001,
I was systems administrator and computer science
instructor at the Episcopal School of Acadiana for
14 years. Prior to that, I was a graduate student and,
even farther back, a - gasp - musician. In fact,
playing symphonic and chamber music helped put me
through graduate school in computer science.

I am married with 2 children, one a librarian / writer
/ artist / photographer and the other working as a
software engineer / developer. Given spare time, my
interests include listening to good music (with
peferences for symphonic and Italian opera), reading,
Car Talk reruns, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Dr. Who and
wishing I as still young enough to play cricket.

"As soon as coffee is in your stomach,
there is a general commotion. Ideas
begin to move ... similes arise, the
paper is covered. Coffee is your ally
and writing ceases to be a struggle."

- Honore de Balzac

Frank Ducrest