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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Sharon Gumina

Title: Instructor
Department: Integrated Information Technology
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-6769

Innovation Center
550 Assembly Street, Suite 1300
Office 1317
Columbia, SC  29208



Over 30 years experience as a developer, analyst, and educator in Information Technology. Cisco Academy Instructor in Cyber Security Operations and Routing and Switching CCNA-1 through CCNA-3, version 7. Developer using various tools including SQL Developer for Oracle and Visual Studio. Palo Alto Networks Authorized Cybersecurity Academy Instructor.


  • M.S., Information Systems, George Washington University, 1991
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1986

Professional Areas and Research

  • Design Thinking and Agile Development
  • Relational Databases and Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • PC Hardware/Software
  • Networking
  • IT Student Teaching and Learning and Curriculum Development 


  • ITEC 101, Thriving in the Tech Age
  • ITEC 245, Introduction to Networking, Two sections
  • ITEC 370, Database Systems in Information Technology
  • ITEC 233, Intro to Computer Hardware and Software Support (USC)
  • ITEC 352, Software Design (USC)

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • 2020 Grace Hopper Faculty Scholar
  • 2020 AECT AND DIVISIONAL AWARDS LEARNER ENGAGEMENT DIVISION Excellence in Innovation: Sharon Gumina and Hengtao
  • Tang, University of South Carolina, Fostering Student Engagement via Design Thinking in an Authentic Internet of Things (IoT) Instruction

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