Josh Edgar

Academic Credentials

B.Sc., Marymount University
M.Sc., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner
CompTIA Cloud+ Certified
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

Bio

Professor Edgar is delighted to rejoin the Marymount community as a member of the adjunct faculty, having received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from Marymount prior to the destruction of the old “Blue Goose.” Once a Saint, Always a Saint!

Since 2015, Professor Edgar has been providing IT consulting services to public- and private-sector clients full-time as part of his service with Booz Allen Hamilton, a McLean-based worldwide technology and management consultancy practice, where he presently serves as a project manager. He specializes in architecting, delivering and managing the operations of enterprise cloud solutions, helping large organizations adopt cloud capabilities that increase their productivity and system reliability. Specifically, he is most proud of his service on the HealthCare.gov systems integrator effort, where he supported a team tasked with migrating the federal health insurance marketplace into Amazon Web Services (AWS), facilitating better access to health care for tens of millions of Americans.

Professor Edgar holds numerous certifications from leaders in the cloud computing industry and is passionate about sharing his experience using cloud technologies so that Marymount graduates can leverage this knowledge to create value in organizations of any size. He teaches remotely from Plano, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Ashley, and their two children. The Edgars are parishioners at The Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano, where Professor Edgar volunteers as a blackjack and craps dealer for a parish scholarship fund. When he is not consulting, teaching or spending time with his family, Professor Edgar is either playing piano, flying a Cessna 172, or learning more about the cloud.

Teaching Areas

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Systems Administration
  • DevOps Engineering

Research Interests

  • Cloud Computing
  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Web Development
  • Making technology more affordable and accessible to all populations

 

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