Interview with Nigel McKelvey, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Nigel, you’re currently a Lecturer in Computing at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Could you tell us more about the role and what prompted you to enter academia?

I was always interested in academia from a very early age – I remember distinctly my primary school teacher telling my mother at a parents/teacher meeting that I would become a Professor! I had no idea what it was – but thought – fair enough, I’ll aim for that! As I got older, I became increasingly interested in technology so decided to pursue a graduate and post graduate in the area of Computing. With academia/lecturing always in my mind, I felt it important to gain industry experience in the field in order to bring some sense of credibility to my lectures. I had an incredible experience as a software developer and project lead…

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