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Ken A Kousen

Senior Technical Trainer and Developer


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Ken Kousen is a Senior Technical Trainer and Developer with extensive experience in Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, Grails, and related subject areas in Java and XML:

  • State-of-the-art industry certifications
  • Strong educational background

Technical Expertise

  • Spring, Hibernate, and other open source projects like Groovy and Grails
  • Java, including JDBC, JSP, servlets, EJB, OOAD, and Design Patterns
  • XML, including XPath, XML Schema, XSLT, Web Services, and SOA
  • Ajax development and libraries


  • Groovy and Java: The Sweet Spots, Manning, 2010 (to appear)
  • Kushner, et al., Developing J2EE Applications with IBM WebSphere Studio, IBM Press, August 2003, ISBN 1931182108, contributor and technical editor

Technical Editor

  • Spring in Practice, ISBN 978-1-9351820-5-4, Manning, June 2009 (est)
  • GIS for Web Developers, ISBN 0-9745140-9-8, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Oct. 2007
  • Groovy Recipes, ISBN 978-0-9787392-9-4, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Feb. 2008
  • Programming Groovy, ISBN 978-1-9343560-9-8, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Mar. 2008

Courses Taught (Topical List)

Open Source

  • Spring Framework
  • Hibernate
  • Groovy
  • Grails

Java and J2EE

  • Java, Intro and Advanced
  • Java Servlets and JavaServer Pages
  • The JSP Standard Tag Library
  • Enterprise JavaBeans (including EJB3)
  • J2EE Design Patterns
  • Frameworks like Struts, JSF, etc.

XML and Web Services

  • XML Fundamentals
  • XML Schema
  • XSLT
  • XML Programming using Java
  • Developing Java Web Services
  • Service-Oriented Architectures

Related Courses

  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • UML
  • Java Web Security
  • J2EE overview for Managers

WebSphere Courses

  • JAX-RPC with RAD7
  • JAX-WS with RAD7.5
  • J2EE with RAD7
  • EJB Programming
  • Portlet Development with RAD6, RAD7

Industry Experience

  • President, Kousen IT, Inc.,
    • Teach Java, J2EE, XML, Spring, Hibernate, EJB3, Web Services, Groovy, Grails and more through training companies to clients in business and industry.
    • Consulting and Mentoring services available.
  • Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer at Hartford,
    • Created and taught Master's level courses in Engineering and Computer Science..
    • Supervised graduate research seminar papers for annual student conference
  • Vice President, General Manager, Computer Education Services Corporation, Bloomfield, CT
    • Responsible for training center with $3.5M annual revenue.
    • Managed sales force
    • Worked with partners at IBM, Novell, and Microsoft
  • Senior Instructor / Enterprise Architect, The Golden Consulting Group,
    • Taught the complete range of Java and XML technical training courses for clients in business and industry.
    • Developed and delivered technical seminars on new trends in software development.
    • Wrote courseware to support training courses.
    • Created software to support educational activities.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity College,
    • Taught sophomore level course in Engineering Dynamics
  • Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center, .
    • In Systems & Software group, developed artificial intelligence models for systems at Carrier and Otis Elevators
    • In Physical & Mathematical Modeling group, created computational and analytical models for jet engine acoustics
    • In Theoretical and Computational Modeling group, applied analytical and computational techniques to investigate unsteady aerodynamics of turbomachinery.


  • M.S. in Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, CT
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • M.A. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Alternate Route to Certification ProgramState of Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT