Harry J. Foxwell, Ph.D.
9804 Ward Court
Fairfax, VA 22032


Associate Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax VA, Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Information Sciences and Technology, January 2017 to present


Principal Consultant, Oracle Corporation (acquired Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. February 2010), McLean, VA, April 1996 to January 2017

Adjunct Professor, Computer Science Department, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, January 2004 to December 2016

UNIX System Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Vienna, VA, January 1995 to April 1996

UNIX Software Consultant, Digital Equipment Corporation, Washington, DC, April 1989 to January 1995

Senior Systems and Network Engineer, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, August 1983 to April 1989

Survey Statistician, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, November 1978 to August 1983


Ph.D., Information Technology, George Mason University, 2003

MS, Applied Statistics, Villanova University, 1978
BA, Mathematics, Franklin & Marshall College, 1973

Professional education includes courses in:

and earlier courses in networking, project management, secure workstations, UNIX internals, and Solaris System Administration.

Training and experience with computers includes Sun SPARC and Intel servers and workstations, RISC-based DEC systems and workstations, Intel PCs, DEC VAX, and NCR Tower. Substantial experience with UNIX: Solaris, OpenSolaris, Linux, OS X, OSF/1, BSD, System V, and SCO UNIX; statistical package experience includes SAS, SPSS, and SURVTAB; programming experience includes Java, C, UNIX shells.


Ten+ years of experience teaching and private tutoring Mathematics, Statistics, and computer programming. Also, collective bargaining negotiations, coaching athletic teams, USSF Referee.

Military experience: Infantry Platoon Sergeant, US Army: 1967-1969, Viet Nam. Honorable Discharge, Air Medal, Bronze Star.


Conducted surveys for professional associations. Developed and marketed statistical software for personal computers. Taught C programming, and UNIX basics. Taught Data Analysis Course at University of Maryland.


Foxwell, H., and Foster, G., Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Handbook, Oracle Press, October 2015

Foxwell,H., Gove,D., Savit,J., van der Pas,R., and Victor,J., READ_ME_FIRST: What Do I Do with All of Those SPARC Threads?, An Oracle Technical White Paper, August 2013

Jang, M., Foxwell, H., Tran,C., and Formy-Duval, A., Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference, Oracle Press, September 2012

Foxwell,H., Born,G., and Venkataraman,G., Oracle's Cloud Solutions for Public Sector, Oracle Corporation, April 2011

Foxwell, H., and Tran, C., Pro OpenSolaris, Apress Inc., April 2009

Foxwell, H., Lageman, M., Pronk, J., Rozenfeld, I., Setty, S., and Victor, J., The Sun BluePrints Guide to Solaris Containers: Virtualization in the Solaris Operating System, Sun Blueprints Online, October 2006

Foxwell, H., and Rozenfeld, I., Slicing and Dicing Servers: A Guide to Virtualization and Containment Technologies, Sun BluePrints Online, October 2005

Foxwell, H. and Menasce, D., MARVIN: A Web-Based System for Representing, Retrieving, and Visualizing Analogies, World Wide Web: Internet and Web Information Systems Journal, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Volume 7, No. 4, October 2004.

Foxwell, H., A Web-based System for Representing, Visualizing, and Retrieving Analogies, Doctoral Dissertation, George Mason University School of Information Technology and Engineering, May 2003

Foxwell, H., and Menasce, D., Web-based Representation and Visualization of Analogies, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference, WWW/Internet 2002, Lisbon, Portugal, November 2002

Foxwell, H., A Framework for Evaluating Mobile Agent Systems, JavaOne'99 Software Developers' Conference

Foxwell, H., and Menasce, D., Prefetching Results of Web Searches, CMG98: Computer Measurement Group's 1998 International Conference, December 1998

Foxwell, H., Java for Linux, Java Developer's Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 12, December 1999

Contributing Author of three multimedia instructional CDs on Java programming (MindQ). Published articles in Linux Journal, Java Developer's Journal, PC Magazine, Popular Computing, DEC Professional, and the C Journal.


George Mason University, Volgenau School of Engineering, Outstanding Alumnus Award, 2008

George Mason University, Computer Science Department, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, 2013


Association for Computing Machinery (since 1997)

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[ Last Updated: April 2017 ]