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Lorraine F. Sauchin, M.B.A., C.D.P.

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Mathematics/Computer Science

433 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.6466


M.B.A., Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
B.S., Mathematics/Computer Science, Indiana University of PA, 1976

Generally my course load includes Introductory-level courses for the non-Computer Science Majors. My interest is in bringing Computer Science concepts "to life" for students of all majors. In these courses, we discuss current Computer Science concepts and technology as well as the latest developments in Computers.

Courses I regularly teach are:
COSC 100      Elements of Computer Science
COSC 130      Fundamentals of the Internet
COSC 135      Introduction to Computer Science

On occasion I also teach:
UCOR 030       Research and Info Skills
UCOR 111       Problem Solving
COSC 100-03  Elements of Computer Science - a Service Learning option
COSC 101       Basic Programming

One thing is true about Computer Science, once you understand the fundamental concepts, adapting to the rapid changes in computer technology is much easier!  Since we all use computers in every-day life, understanding the basics of  computer technology is a requirement.


Lorraine Sauchin is a full-time Instructor of Computer Science with over 30 years of experience in Information Technology.

Prior to coming to Duquesne, Prof. Sauchin had extensive experience in professional software development and Information Technology Consulting. Her professional career includes experience as a programmer, systems analyst, software developer, implementation project manager, and manager of consulting services. She has worked for some of the world's largest consulting organizations as well as international software development firms. Her international experience includes projects throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

In recent years, her consulting has focused on the non-profit sector, helping small non-profits adapt and effectively utilize computer technology for business needs.

An avid traveler, Prof. Sauchin has worked with the Semester at Sea study abroad program several times, including an around-the-world voyage.

She lives in Morningside, PA with her husband Kris. 

Professional Affiliations

University Affiliations:
Member, Provost's Committee on Information Literacy
Member, Core Curriculum Program Committee

Professional Affiliations:
Certification in Data Processing, Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals
Past Board of Directors Member, Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals
Past Board Member, Association for Women in Computing
American Association of University Professors

Community Service:
Service Learning Affiliations:  Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh; Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
Member and Past President: Just Harvest: A Center for Action Against Hunger
Awards: United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh "Community Hero" Award
Volunteer: St. Raphael Parish, GlobalLinks, Morningside Community Council