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James J. Sherin

UNIX Systems Administrator (Retired) | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Systems

James J. Sherin – a preeminent name in education, information technology and mathematics – amassed more than four decades of professional excellence prior to his retirement in 2003. Before concluding his career efforts, he served as a UNIX systems administrator at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Systems, joining the institution in 1997. Among his myriad of responsibilities, Mr. Sherin worked on over 40 SUN and IBM UNIX platforms. Since retiring, he has served as a part-time instructor at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, sharing his wealth of knowledge with students in the computer sector. Prior roles to his credit have also included serving as a systems administrator at Thrift Drug Inc.; a systems programmer, user consultant, manager and project leader at Westinghouse Electric Corporation; a pre-sales analyst at Cray Research Inc.; and an on-site analyst at Control Data Corporation. Likewise, he served in academia at the Rochester Area School District, teaching mathematics and drafting, and was a journeyman programmer for the United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Sherin holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Geneva College and worked toward a master’s degree at Duquesne University. He allocated time to the Boy Scouts of America as a volunteer scoutmaster.

Marquis Video Interview

Mr. Sherin was interviewed by Marquis Who’s Who in a video discussing his career journey and accomplishments.

Millennium Magazine

As a testament to his longevity in the field, Mr. Sherin graced his cover of the 10th edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.

Insight Magazine

Mr. Sherin was honored as an interviewee for the fifth edition of Insight magazine.

The Wall Street Journal

Upon receiving the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Sherin was featured in the Eastern edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Marquis Newsletter

Mr. Sherin’s life, vocational trajectory and honors were examined in a comprehensive newsletter in the fall of 2021.

Marquis Timeline

Mr. Sherin and his life story were documented in a detailed timeline of professional milestones.

Times Square Press Release

To attest to his success, Mr. Sherin’s portrait was highlighted prominently in the heart of Times Square, New York. His honor was documented in a press release.

Marquis Radio Interview

Mr. Sherin discussed his longstanding tenure in computer science and mathematics in an exclusive radio interview.

Who's Who of Top Educators

Due to his breadth of knowledge, Mr. Sherin was displayed on the Who’s Who of Top Educators website.

Who's Who of Industry Leaders

Mr. Sherin’s excellence in his industry garnered him placement on the Who’s Who of Industry Leaders website.

Distinguished Humanitarian Award

Notably, Mr. Sherin earned the Distinguished Humanitarian Award, which was honored on the Who’s Who of Humanitarians website.

Lifetime Achievement Award

In light of his wealth of expertise, Mr. Sherin was bestowed with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021.

Legacy Press Release

Mr. Sherin’s induction into the Marquis Who’s Who registry was celebrated with a press release.



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