Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and Fees


Tuition amounts listed here are based on 2013-14 board approved tuition.

No out of state fees are charged on online School of Engineering coursework.

Tuition is payable each semester and UAB requires 50% of the balance 10 days before the start of each term with the remaining balance due about one month into the semester.  For official payment deadlines see When To Pay.


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Drew Deaton

Drew Deaton, President and CEO at Vipaar, Inc.
Drew Deaton is a successful healthcare and technology entrepreneur previously with CareFusion, Inc, a Fortune 500 medical technology company with industry leading medical devices and healthcare informatics technologies.  He joined CareFusion, Inc. through MedMinedTM which uses healthcare informatics company to identify patients with hospital acquired infections and reduce their occurrence.  Mr. Deaton has held operations, finance, and executive roles within MedMined and CareFusion.  He began his career at Ernst and Young, working with entrepreneurial and technology companies in Research Triangle Park, NC and Birmingham, AL.
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Gary York

Gary York, Ph.D., Entrepreneur
Gary York is an experienced consultant, entrepreneur, and technologist with a track record of starting and growing technology companies to success. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of enterprise commercial software development. He has held technical and executive positions with leading software companies.   Currently, Gary advises early stage technology companies seeking to establish high growth rates and to develop innovative, market-leading products and services.
Gary is the founder and former Chairman of Awarix.  Awarix provides enterprise patient care visibility solutions for healthcare providers to improve patient flow and improve patient safety. Awarix increases the visibility of clinical events along with patient, staff, and asset location to improve workflow and communications for the healthcare enterprise. Awarix addresses the critical problems of patient diversion and nursing shortages to help increase revenue, reduce cost, improve productivity, and improve patient satisfaction.  The Awarix solution has been deployed at leading hospitals in the U.S., England, and Germany.  Awarix was sold to McKesson in 2007. 

He is the founder and former CEO of ComFrame Software Corp., a leading information technology consulting company employing over 100 software experts in Birmingham, Nashville, and Beijing. ComFrame has been recognized as one of the fastest growing and most successful startup companies in Birmingham. ComFrame has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 500 fastest growing companies in the country. Gary is a board director for ComFrame.

Gary is also founder, former President, and Chief Technology Officer of Emageon, Inc, an enterprise medical imaging solution provider for healthcare. Emageon has captured over 200 hospitals nationwide including Kaiser Permanente, Baptist Healthcare System of Alabama, Sisters of Mercy Healthcare System, Sutter Health, BJC Healthcare, and St. Vincent’s Hospital. Emageon has successfully changed the medical imaging market by providing scalable, enterprise-wide medical imaging solutions. In early 2005, Emageon had a successful Initial Public Offering.

Gary received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, and served as a research fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a popular speaker and author in the areas of entrepreneurship and technology.
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Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor, Founder Endius
Mr. Taylor is the co-founder and VP of Engineering of Endius, Inc. a Boston based surgical device company. The world’s largest orthopedic company Zimmer acquired Endius in March, 2007. Before being acquired Endius was one of the fastest growing spinal device and implant companies in the U.S. and has raised more venture capital money in 2003 and 2004 than any other medical device company. Investors include Morgan Stanley Ventures, The Carlyle Group, Polaris Ventures, New England Venture Capital, Hickory Venture Capital and Hillman Medical. After hiring a seasoned CEO, Tim resigned from Endius in 2000 to move back south and currently works as a contractor for NASA and lives in Birmingham with his wife and 12 year old daughter.

Tim published an entrepreneur – non-fiction book Launch Fever in 2003 that reached the Top 200 online listing at Barnes and Noble. In 2010 he published a children’s fiction book Byron’s Adventure.

Gary Swatzell

Gary Swatzell, Lead Technology Architect at Southern Company

Gary Swatzell has advanced the strategic technology planning for electric utilities for over 26 years. Swatzell is currently working on Smart Grid initiatives and is considered an industry expert on Smart Grid and wireless technologies.

Swatzell is responsible for designing, maintaining, documenting, and communicating all aspects of Southern Company’s Information Technology infrastructure and network. In 2007, Swatzell represented IT with Southern Company’s Smart Meter project. He assisted with the selection of the Smart Meter technology and negotiated the Smart Meter vendor contract. In 2002, he was published in the “Society for Design and Process Science” magazine. The article explored the system integration aspects of mobile computing. That same year, he received the “Electrical Engineer of the Year” award issued by the Alabama section of IEEE. In 1999, Swatzell represented Southern Company in negotiations with the FCC regarding the moratorium issued by the FCC on frequency applications in the 900 MHz spectrum. Swatzell’s negotiations resulted not only in the FCC lifting the moratorium; the FCC also provided more frequency spectrum for utilities. From 1987 to 1998, Swatzell was responsible for the design and implementation of Southern Company’s Distribution Automation network, which today monitors and controls over a million points on the Distribution system.

Swatzell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Alabama and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Jennifer Skjellum

Jennifer Skjellum, President at RunTime Computing Solutions, LLC, IEM Instructor
Jennifer Skjellum is President and owner of Runtime Computing Solutions, LLC.  RunTime Computing Solutions provides software and solutions for the high performance and embedded computing space.  Her previous company, MPI Software Technology,  was a profitable software and services company and was acquired in 2003.

Jennifer has extensive experience teaching courses in communication theory, public speaking, and business communication.  In addition to her role in the IEM Program, she is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Department of Communication Studies.   Jennifer is also active in her community.  She is a volunteer for Junior Achievement.  In 2008 Jennifer was the Chairperson of TechBirmingham and continues to serve on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  The Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) awarded Skjellum the Top 40 under 40 in February, 2009.

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Jennifer Skjellum

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IEM Faculty, President/Owner of RunTime Solutions
                                                                     


Background
  • Masters, Communication - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A., Speech Communication - Humboldt State University

 

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Skjellum is President and owner of Runtime Computing Solutions, LLC.  RunTime Computing Solutions provides software and solutions for the high performance and embedded computing space.  Her previous company, MPI Software Technology,  was a profitable software and services company and was acquired in 2003.  Jennifer has extensive experience teaching courses in communication theory, public speaking, and business communication.  Jennifer is also active in her community.  She is a volunteer for Junior Achievement.  In 2008 Jennifer  was the Chairperson of TechBirmingham and continues to serve on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  The BBJ awarded Skjellum the Top 40 under 40 in February, 2009.