about

Life Philosophy

"Know that the path you walk will not always be straight nor the ground you tread always level. But cherish the time you spend with one another and endeavor to enjoy the journey, for therein lies your happiness." MJ Losacco 2011

Teaching

Twenty-five plus years experience teaching a wide variety of computer classes to diverse students with differing developmental levels while accommodating individuals needs. Currently Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) for the Business & Applied Technology Division with expertise in Web Design & Development at College of DuPage. 5-time nominee for College of DuPage Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. Named 2012-2013 Business & Technology Division Outstanding Faculty of the Year.

Business

Over fifteen years of experience resulting in solid accomplishments in all areas of information technology (software, hardware, and end user community). Owner/operator of two businesses since inception, spanning over twenty years, and still in operation: 1) Michael J. Losacco, FFL Dealer with over 1700 customers and over 7000 transfers performed and 2) MJPL Productions web site design & consultation where I created / maintain multiple web sites. In my production business I use a Sony a6500 with 10-18mm wide, 50mm Zeiss Planar prime, 90mm macro, 18-105mm zoom, and 70-200mm telephoto lenses. Shoot architecture, landscape, nature, and portraits. Post-production work in Photoshop and Premiere.

Personal

Aquarist

Keep a 75 gallon aquarium populated primarily with angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare). The angelfish types are Black Ghost, Pearlscale, and Philippine Blue with a small school of Harlequin Rasboras (Trigonostigma Heteromorpha), a few False Bandit Cories (Corydoras Melini) a couple of Bala Sharks (Balantiocheilos Melanopterus), and Nerite Snails (Neritina Natalensis). I also keep a 29 gallon aquarium that is mainly a breeder for Mystery Snails (Ampullariidae Pomacea) but also houses White Cloud Mountain Minnows (Tanichthys Albonubes).

Author

Wrote RuneCraft, the first book in a trilogy of high fantasy novels that explores deep, metaphysical themes. The story revolves around Peter Uriel, who, after making his transition, is sent to another world to save them from utter ruination. Here they have waited a thousand years for the Destroyer, some in anticipation of being brought to light, others in fear of being enveloped by darkness. But can Uriel master his chosen Path, traversing the chasm between white and black magic? RuneQuest (Book II) is in proces and RuneMaster (Book III) is forthcoming. Volume I (which is planned) takes place about 1000 years before the current story. Volume III (which is also planned) resumes the story shortly after the conclusion of Volume II. The entire first book is available on this site if you would like to read it.

Coach

Former head coach of the women's soccer team at College of DuPage. Named Division III N4C, Region IV, and District D Coach of the Year for 2003. National Coach of the Year Finalist. Directed the 2003 squad to 1st Place (tied) N4C, Region IV Championship, District D Championship, and 4th in the National Championship Tournament.

Cook

Make traditional southern Italian dishes, soups (Italian Wedding, Minestrone), and desserts (biscotti, taralli).