James A. Kutsch, Jr.

A portrait of James Kutch

Inducted:

04/06/2001

Degrees:

B.A. Psychology, West Virginia University, 1972 
M.S. Computer Science, West Virginia University, 1973 
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Illinois, 1976

James Kutsch is a native of Wheeling, WV. He entered WVU in 1969, received the BA Degree in Psychology in 1972 and the MS Degree in Computer Science in 1973. In 1976 he received the Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

James was Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Virginia University from 1976 to 1979. He joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1979, as Acting Department Head of Custom Computing, Network and Documentation Support. He held various management positions at Bell Labs until moving to the Jacksonville operation in 1990. In his management position James provided technical and administrative leadership, which contributed to corporate achievement of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

James Kutsch has been Vice President at Convergys, Corp. since 196. Convergys was formerly known as AT&T Solutions-Customer Care. In this position he is responsible for facilitating technical solutions design, development, and program implementation for Convergys' largest telecommunications client.

James was blinded in an accident in his senior year in High School, but the handicap has not deterred him from achieving educational and professional honors. Some of these honors include Phi Beta Kappa, Psychology Honorary, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, President's Circle Award of AT&T Universal Card Services operation and being designated a National Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery.