Joyce Farrell


 Joyce Farrell was formerly a Professor of Computer Information Systems at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Prior to joining Harper College, Farrell taught Computer Information Systems at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She is the author of many Programming books for Course Technology, a part of Cengage Learning. Her books are widely used as textbooks in higher education institutions.

 “When I write my books I use the same language, examples, analogies, and entertaining exercises that made my class sessions fun and made the lessons stick. I was always thrilled when former students would return for a visit and tell me how they were able to solve problems at their new jobs when others were stumped because of the thorough programming backgrounds they got in my courses.” -Joyce Farrell