Nominated for President’s Award for Access & Diversity, FIU Service & Recognition Awards, 2010
Nominated for President’s Award for Access & Diversity, FIU Service & Recognition Awards, 2009
Research and Educational Interests
Software/technology for blind students to do math; alternative input technologies
2015 Ph.D., Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University 1979 M.S., Management Science/Operations Research, University of Miami 1977 B.A., Mathematics, University of Miami
Faculty Advisor for FIU STARS (Students in Technology, Academia, Research, and Service)
FIU SCIS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
FIU Academic Integrity Committee
FIU SCIS Instructor since 2000: IT, CS, and Math courses
Senior Consultant, Mega-Data Services, Inc.: mainframe software development, training, and consulting; PC software development; instructional resources developer; courseware developer
Patricia M. McDermott-Wells. 2015. Math in the Dark: Tools for Expressing Mathematical Content by Visually Impaired Students. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Engineering and Computing. (61) http://nsuworks.nova.edu/gscis_etd/61.
McDermott-Wells, P. M. (2006). Evaluation of Three Stylus-Based Text Input Methods on a Pocket PC Mobile Device. Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon 2006 Conference, Memphis, TN. March 30-April 2, 2006.
McDermott-Wells, P. M. (2004). What is Bluetooth? IEEE Potentials 23(5) 33-35. Ranked in top 10 most accessed articles in IEEE Potentials for December 2004, and top 100 in April 2005.
McDermott-Wells, P. M. (2004). Bluetooth Scatternet Models. IEEE Potentials, 23(5) 36-39.