James P. Rosenkrans, IV
709 Magnolia Avenue
Frederick, Maryland  21701-8507


Independent software consultant accepting short- and medium-term tasking in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, primarily through telecommuting.  Specializing in small systems development, general programming and training for Microsoft Office and related products.  Temporary replacement for resigned personnel, short-term staffing for behind-schedule projects, legacy systems maintenance and other ad hoc tasking possible, determined on a case-by-case basis.


At this time I am limited in my ability to travel because my daughter who lives with me has a rare and incurable cancer. She is a patient in a research program at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute and is on Social Security full disability. I need to be available on short notice to take her to medical appointments or call 911. Telecommuting will generally not be a problem; frequent or distant travel to client’s site may be.

Summary of Qualifications

Software developer and instructor with a strong mathematical background.  Part-time software developer and instructor since 1963, full-time since 1977.  Worked on a variety of major mainframe, mini, and personal computer systems.  Clearable for Top Secret Codeword security


Hardware Systems

·         Mainframes: IBM 740, 790, 360/370

·         Minicomputers: DEC PDP-11, VAX

·         PC: 8088 through Pentium


Partial list of software systems used:

·         DOS (1.1 through 6.22)

·         WINDOWS (3.11, 95, 2000 Pro, XP Pro)

·         Microsoft Office Professional 97 - 2003

·         Textual databases (BRS, ZyIndex)

·         Relational databases (ACCESS, dBASE, PARADOX, ORACLE, Fox Pro)

·         Batch/Scripting languages (REXX)

·         FORTRAN (II, IV, 77)

·         PASCAL

·         C (but not C++)

·         PL/1

·         Visual BASIC

·         Assembly (IBM 360,DEC PDP-11, PC)


Professional Experience


Rosedale Software Consulting                                                                            1996 - Present

1996 – Present:  Independent software consultant.  Founded Rosedale Software Consulting, a sole proprietorship company.


Central Intelligence Agency                                                                                   1966 – 1996

1994 – 1996:  Senior instructor for Microsoft WORD and EXCEL; Lotus NOTES.  Developed and wrote courses in WORD and EXCEL.  Senior software expert, consultant and small systems developer for WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and other major packages.  Developed a Freedom of Information Act mass data retrieval system for a Gulf War Syndrome task force.  Retired on October 1st, 1996.

1991 – 1993:  Database administrator for a system of large BRS textual databases.  Recovered corrupted dBASE III and BRS databases.

1990 – 1991:  Small systems development using dBASE IV.

1983 – 1990:  Senior software instructor, small systems developer, system manager and troubleshooter for a major, highly classified overseas project.

1977 – 1983:  Provided software support for several complex analytical programs using covariance analysis and Kalman filtering.

1982 – 1983:  Taught Calculus I, II, III and Algebra I and II evenings at Frederick Community College, 7392 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD  21701.

1976 – 1977:  Counterintelligence staff officer responsible for  tracking terrorists.  Initiated a database project to assist in this activity.

1973 – 1976:  Overseas duty in the Far East.

1972 – 1973:  Assigned to language and culture studies of the Far East.

1969 – 1972:  Developed two databases as a technical staff officer.

1968 – 1969:  Far East area reports officer, desk officer, and operations officer trainee.

1966 – 1968:  Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative.


Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University                                   1963 – 1965

1963 – 1965:  Post Doctoral research fellow in Quantum Statistical Mechanics.  Wrote FORTRAN II programs for IBM 709 mainframe.  Published papers on Van der Waals forces in the Journal of Chemical Physics.



1984:  MS, Computer Science (Honors, 4.0 GPA), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

1982:  MS, Numerical Science, Johns Hopkins University.

1963:  Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.  Elected to Sigma Xi research and Phi Lambda Upsilon chemistry honorary societies. Graduate teaching assistant.

1958:  Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Awards Received

1993:  Exceptional Performance Award for conceiving, implementing, and delivering a system for declassifying large quantities of classified information rapidly in support of the UN War Crimes Tribunal.

1992:  Exceptional Performance Award for restoring and cleaning up a corrupted database.

1988:  Certificate for Sustained Superior Performance for over 700 days of cumulative service at a remote and hazardous duty overseas collection site (“400 day club.”)


Professional Societies

·         Association for Computing Machinery (1983 – present)

·         Mathematical Association of America (1982 – 1996)



·         Divorced, three grown children.

·         Folk music singer, guitarist, bass player and songwriter.

·         Served on the Board of Directors of the Folk Club of Reston-Herndon.  Founding member and Treasurer of the now defunct Frederick Folk Club.

·         Good health.

·         Member of MENSA.

Last edited:   29 January 2007