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Chuck Easttom

I feel at home and alive when in the classroom, and I cannot think of any place I would rather be. I can honestly say if I won the lottery tomorrow, I would not change my teaching schedule.

Chuck Easttom holds 13 different certifications, has published 10 books (working on No. 11) and is working towards his doctorate in applied computer science.

Who else would you want to learn from?

Easttom brings his expertise and experience to the classrooms at Collin College’s Continuing Education division teaching CompTIA (an area where he holds five certifications) and other security courses such as a new Hacking and Penetration Testing course.

“There simply is no greater joy in my life than seeing someone learn something new,” Easttom said. “I feel at home and alive when in the classroom, and I cannot think of any place I would rather be. I can honestly say if I won the lottery tomorrow, I would not change my teaching schedule.”

Easttom started as a programmer analyst in 1995. As he moved upward and onward, he worked in a variety of capacities as he finished his master’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Since 2005, he has worked as an independent consultant in the area and instructing at Collin College.

“I have been in the IT industry for many years and can bring the practical, real-world experience to the classroom,” Easttom said. “I also have authored 11 computer science books and been a guest speaker at many locations including the Harvard Computer Society and the Columbia University chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

“I try to bring all of that expertise to the classroom. I am also very obsessive with getting better about what I do. I want every class to be better than the last one I taught. I am also always trying to add to my knowledge. I want to know more, so I can teach better.”