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Malcolm G. Lane

A portrait of Malcolm Lane




B.S. Mathematics, Davidson College, 1965 
A.M. Mathematics, Duke University, 1968 
 Ph.D. Mathematics (Computer Science), Duke University, 1971

Malcolm G. Lane completed his PhD in mathematics with a research emphasis in computer science at Duke University in 1971. He joined the WVU computer science faculty in 1971 and was Professor Computer Science from 1978 until 1990.

He has served in numerous national positions with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (National President 1984-85), and as President of the Rotary Club of Morgantown (1988-89).

He was a consultant with the Harvard Institute for International Development from 1983 to 1990 and joined KPMG Peat Marwick in 1990. He accepted an executive position with IBM in 1996 and is currently Managing Principal, IBM Revenue and Fiscal Management Consulting.

Dr. Lane was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in August 2000. He served in this position until his retirement from JMU on July 1, 2010. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at James Madison University. Dr. Lane has served as an information and communications technology (ICT) and tax administration consultant for the World Bank for World Bank-funded projects since 1996. He has worked previously in Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Mongolia and is currently serving as a consultant for large ICT projects in Vietnam and Mongolia.

He served as the President of the Rotary Club of Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2011-2012 and is the trumpet player in Jump Alley, a swing band in the Shenandoah Valley.

He and his wife, Maureen, reside in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and have a grandson, Benjamin, in Mt. Vernon, New York, and a grandson, Indri, and a granddaughter, Chione, who live in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.