Simpson’s Director of Information Technology Earns MS in Software Engineering

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – Curt Dodds, Simpson University’s director of information technology, recently graduated with a Master of Science in Software Engineering degree from California State University, Fullerton.

Dodds was among 10,000 graduates during the university’s spring commencement ceremony and one of over 300 graduating from the college of engineering and computer science.

Curt Dodds

Dodds, who earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, has nearly 25 years of experience in the software engineering field. He said it was time to earn academic credentials in a graduate program related to his area of expertise.

Though he didn’t originally think the master’s degree would relate to his current job, Dodds said a lot of the information he learned can be applied directly to his job at Simpson.

“It was a hidden benefit to me that I could adapt so much of what I learned to the university environment,” said Dodds.

Dodds’ parents, Stand and Elaine, wife, Lori, and kids Ryan and Kristin watched him as he earned his diploma.

“It’s really nice to be done,” said Dodds. “I’m looking forward to enjoying the freedom of reading what I want to, doing projects around the house, and applying my degree to my job at Simpson.”

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s academic programs includes ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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