John O'Malley

John O'Malley

College Of Technology - Administration
Communications Specialist
Office: KNOY 104F
Phone: +1 765 49-44326
E-Mail: john@purdue.edu

A Purdue IT staffer since 1990, John O'Malley joined Engineering Computer Network's User & Desktop Services group in August 2007, leading teams which provide centralized desktop computing support to the College of Engineering, Discovery Park, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

For 13 years, John supported faculty and staff users of Windows and Macintosh computers in Purdue's College of Liberal Arts. The ratio of Windows-based PCs to Macs there was approximately four to one -- so, naturally, John spent considerably more time utilizing his Windows expertise than his Macintosh skills. Even so, people who know John from his early years on campus think of him as a "Mac guy," perhaps dating back to his days as a student Mac consultant for the Computing Center (PUCC) in the late 1980s. John doesn't mind, and he's thrilled that Apple is so popular today.

John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at Purdue. As a user services programmer in both PUCC and Liberal Arts, John developed and taught dozens of workshops. He also wrote and edited newsletter articles and documentation.

For 10 years, John was a local radio broadcaster at four Crawfordsville-area stations, and he dabbles today in Internet broadcasting.

A viola and guitar player, John has been a liturgical musician at St. Thomas Aquinas Center in West Lafayette for more than 20 years. John plays in two St. Tom's weekend groups (serving as co-leader of one), and he has performed with the Aquinas Quartet. John produces St. Tom's charity CD recordings and annual concerts. John also founded RiteSong, a local wedding music ensemble.

Last Updated: 7-26-2010