First things first. Why “Kousen IT”? My last name is pronounced like the relative (cousin), so my wife pronounces my company name like it was a member of the Addams Family.
My name is Ken Kousen, and I am the owner of Kousen IT, Inc., an S-Corporation that does software training and consulting. I’ve been teaching training courses and doing consulting and mentoring in the Java and XML worlds for about six years now, ranging from OO Concepts to Enterprise JavaBeans to Web Services.
For those who don’t feel like visiting my company site, I am a Sun Certified Java Programmer, a Sun Certified Web Component Developer, a Sun Certified Business Component Developer, and an IBM Certified Enterprise Developer for WebSphere. I also was part of the inaugural class of Altova Certified XML Spy Engineers.
On the academic front, I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. I teach roughly one course a semester at Rensselaer at Hartford.