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Gordon C. Everest

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Gordon C. Everest, Professor Emeritus at University of Minnesota, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business and technology education.

With decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Everest has excelled as a teacher and practitioner with ORM Data Modeling since 1975 while simultaneously holding the esteemed designation of professor emeritus at The University of Minnesota since 2004. He was previously active in a number of positions at the aforementioned university between 1970 and 2018, including as a coordinator for the Information Systems Project for HUD, an assistant professor of business computing, and an associate professor. Outside of his primary responsibilities, he has served as the sole proprietor of GEMS since 1975, an expert legal witness for multiple law firms since 1988, the director emeritus for DAMA Minnesota since 1994, and a founding member of The Giving Voice Chorus since 2014. Among the highlights of his stellar career. Dr. Everest fondly recalls his transformative experience while working at Shell Oil of Canada Exploration in Calgary, which paved the path for his fascination in computer programming.

To support his professional ambitions, Mr. Everest earned a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and mathematics from the University of Alberta in 1962, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management in 1965, and a Doctor of Philosophy in business from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. As a testament to his stellar efforts, he was recognized as Boss of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association in 1978. Likewise, he was notably presented with Outstanding Achievement Awards in Teaching from DAMA International in 2002 and 2007. Among the many achievements over the years, he fondly recalls writing a paper during his freshman year at the University of Alberta (1959) entitled “How computors can help managers manage.” Then, when the University purchased their first computer, he jumped at the chance to take a non-credit course on programming it. He recalls it was an amazing experience that set the direction for his entire career. Looking toward the future, Dr. Everest hopes to continue writing and publishing, engage with social media to address misunderstandings and promote critical thinking, develop a new database design and modeling methodology, and deliver his latest insightful talk, “The Role of Data in an Organization,” to DAMA International chapter meetings. 

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