Joseph Mansfield    August 2005




1983 to present:  Self employed as a computer programmer.  During this time I developed and marketed the “Jobber Management Series”, a full-featured turnkey application for petroleum jobbers.  I handled sales, installations, training, and support, as well as writing the application in 80x86 assembler and Pascal.  I developed my own DBMS integral with the Series, and an exceptionally user-friendly front end.  I created my own development environment.  I built a maintenance system that monitored and upgraded customer sites, running unattended.  So far as I have been able to determine, I was the first vendor in the US to produce this kind of application using a PC platform, and the only person to write the application single-handed.  I chartered my own corporation, wrote my own contracts, and kept my own books.  I continue to support a few customers using the Series.


Additionally, I developed a billing and A/R for an air freight company, and have engaged in teaching, consultation, and custom programming for a variety of clients in a variety of fields.


1976:  Used “Statistical Package for the Social Sciences” running on HP 3000 for research.


1969:  Analyst, 9th Logistics Command, USARSUPTHAI, Thailand.  Using Univac 1005 system, developed logistics management information systems.  Wrote an RPG-like compiler and an improved assembler for the 1005.  Supervised two programmers.


1968:  Student assistant, US Army Signal School, Ft Monmouth.  Worked on the design and construction of a training computer; co-authored a textbook for use in the school.


1966,7:  Programmer, Spartans Industries, Sparta, TN.  Using IBM 1401 system with Autocoder, developed billing and inventory control applications.  Developed IBM 407 jobs.


1965:  Programmed IBM 1620 avocationally, in machine language.




1977:  M.Ed., counseling, UT Chattanooga.  Concentration in statistics and research design.  GPA 4.000.  Tapped by Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society.


1974:  B.A., psychology, UT Chattanooga.  Concentration in abnormal psychology and use of nonprojective psychometric instruments.  GRE 780/780.  Other undergraduate work at the University of the South, University of Maryland, and Tennessee Tech.


1968:  Valedictorian (class of 191) at Army Signal School, Ft Monmouth, in computer design and repair (NCR 500, nine-month course).  Tapped by Armed Forces Communcations and Electronics Association, a professional society.


1964:  Diploma, St Andrew’s School, St Andrews, TN.


Self-taught in programming and languages.


Languages:  Native language, English.  Intermediate ability, Spanish.  Reading ability, Latin.


Personal:  Born 1946, Chattanooga.  US citizen.