SARA L. HARRIGAN                          


Workforce Development and engineering professional with diverse computer engineering, management and instructional background. Proven track record in project and personnel management with strong emphasis on course development and presentation. Specific expertise includes:


Project Management                                        Client Relationship Management

Course Development and Presentation              Team Management

Curriculum Analysis and Design                        Strategic Plan Development

         Seminar Preparation and Presentation to Client and Government Agencies




University of Hartford, Hartford CT                                                                   2002-present

Adjunct Instructor, Mathematics and Computer Science


Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington CT                                                                    2002-present



DeSai Systems, Bloomfield CT                                                                                                2000-2002

Director, Knowledge Management


Established a model Corporate University


Connecticut Technology Council, Hartford, CT                                                               1998-2000

Director, Workforce Development


Managed the development of, a website dedicated to CT employment opportunities.

Organized and lead the Human Resources Executives forum for member companies.

Organized and lead the Academic Subcommittee of the CTC Board of Directors.

Organized and lead the Electronics forum for member companies


Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT                                                                            1996-1998

Director, Alumnae Relations


Organized Reunion events for a target group of 9400 hundred alumnae.

Planned and executed outreach programs for alumnae in different geographic areas.

Developed programs to target specific groups of alumnae.

Supervised staff and formulated budget.

Managed development of the Strategic Plan.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, Hartford, CT                                         1987-2000 Computer Science Instructor, Department of Engineering and Science


Developed and presented courses in mathematics, data structures and software engineering.

Developed course in data structures that emphasizes object-oriented  software development.

Taught courses with other instructors via distance learning.

Achieved high enrollments and positive evaluations.



West Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford, CT                                                        1987-1992

Mathematics Department Supervisor


Supervised and evaluated a staff of 16 mathematics teachers.

Organized and developed curriculum for all grade levels.

Designed and implemented system-wide testing by course.


Chandler-Evans, West Hartford, CT                                                                                        1987-1988

Engineering Section Head, Software Development


Hired, trained and supervised engineering staff.

Planned and organized software development and documentation for electronic engine controls resulting in

  military certification.


Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT                                                                                        1985-1987

Senior Engineer, Project Development


Coordinated development of a consortium engine among five international companies.

Extensive preparation and presentation of seminars to clients and government agencies.


Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, CT                                                                                 1983-1985 Project Engineer, Software Development


Supervised, trained and evaluated staff.

Project management resulted in commercial certification of electronic engine control software on time and  

  within budget.



MS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (30 credit hours), Organizational Behavior, The University of


MS, Mathematics, Central Connecticut State University.

BA, Mathematics, Saint Joseph College.



Chairman of the United Technologies Engineering Coordination Activities on Minicomputers and      

  Microprocessors, 1985-1987.

Authored and Presented paper on 'Problem Analysis in Large Flight Critical Software Systems'.

Attended training sessions on management strategies and distance leaning.

Treasurer, Association Computing Machinery, Hartford Chapter, 1992-95.

Committee Chairman, Saint Joseph College, Capital Campaign Fund, 1992-95.

Board of Directors, Alumni Association, Rensselaer at Hartford, 1998-2001.

Elected to “Who’s Who in American Women”, 1999.