Areas of ExpertiseResearch: Computer Programming and Ethics in Technology Teaching: Computer Information Systems/Web Development.
B.A. University of Massachusetts M.S. University of Rhode Island Ph.D. Salve Regina University
Professor Schroth, CCP (Certified Computer Professional), completed the Ph.D. at Salve Regina University concentrating on the Humanization of Technological Man, publishing his Dissertation, Through the Eye of a Needle: The Profit Motive's Effect on Managerial Moral Reasoning.
He earned the MS in Computer Science at the University of RI with a published thesis, Programming Aid for Beginners using Language Unaided by a Mentor (PABULUM). Dr. Schroth is a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma business honor Society, and the Association of IT Professionals.
CIS/Web Professor Ferd Schroth and Mark Brickley coached a team of RWU students in preparation for the Association of IT Professionals National Collegiate Competition in 2012. At the National IT Conference in San Antonio, our students demonstrated and defended their custom designed “real world” website created for a local non-profit organization. The RWU student team and their website placed 2nd in the nation.
Dr. Schroth was honored as the first recipient of the student- nominated Thomas J Carroll Outstanding Teacher Award in 2001. This award “recognized the significant contributions to Roger Williams University, through demonstrated teaching effectiveness to adult students.”
Professor Schroth developed and taught the first computer course ever offered at the university. He established the RWU Academic Computing Lab and served as its Director; in addition, he created the BS degree program in Computer Information Systems.