Frank Ducrest
Frank David Ducrest
Master Instructor
Systems Administrator
Computer Science
School of Computing and Informatics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Office: OLVR 215
Phone: 337-482-5001
Fax: 337-482-5791

Office Hours Spring 2018
Starting 1/10/17
MTWR 1:00 - 2:30
Otherwise by appointment

Coffee Americano
I am an instructor and systems administrator for
Computer Science in the School of Computing and
Informatics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
This amounts to 2 full time jobs. Life is interesting.

As instructor, I regularly teach introductory data
structures, Java and .net/C# applications programming,
mobile device programming and have stumbled into small
robots. As systems administrator, I manage a few servers,
two good sized labs, faculty offices and TA offices.

Prior to coming to UL in 2001, I was systems
administrator and computer science instructor at the
Episcopal School of Acadiana for 14 years, as well
as an adjunct instructor at UL beginning in 1994. 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 writer / artist /
photographer and the other working as a software
engineer / developer. When given spare time, my
interests include listening to good music (with
preferences 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