After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Rex spent five years as an Air Force Civil Engineering Officer and as a faculty member at the Civil Engineering School at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He then moved to Southwestern Bell Telephone (SWBT) and became their lead Database Specialist. After managing their Database Support group for eight years, he became part of a six-person Technical Architecture team defining an advanced computing architecture for future software development for all of SWBT/AT&T. He also taught various evening graduate and undergraduate classes at Washington University, and published two books and co-authored a third on database design and management.
After moving to Virginia, he became a Senior Database Administrator for TRW/Northrop Grumman, where he supported the analysis of data from special sources, and for designing and implementing queries to resolve complex analytical questions. He has extensive experience in rapid prototyping of user requirements and in designing user interfaces, databases and the software mechanisms required to meet those requirements.
In 2011 he became a Computer Scientist for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he developed scripts and databases to monitor, record and report on USAF Internet traffic for topics of interest. This included the development of a web-based interface for his team’s use.
After retiring from the Air Force, Rex began teaching part-time at Stratford University.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Experienced Software Engineer and DBA with a demonstrated history of the rapid development of database applications. Skilled in database design and implementation, and with a long history of working in the higher education industry, publishing four books associated with database design and management.