Credits:MBA, President, ComputerUp
Winner of the UCLA Extension 2022 Distinguished Instructor Award, Keith Jefferies has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the IT and IT higher education fields for several decades. He has taught thousands of students at UCLA Extension and co-authored an internationally recognized programming textbook with fellow UCLA Extension instructor Fred Zerez.
A Distinguished Scholar & Chancellor’s Marshall graduate in Mathematics/Computer Science from UCLA, and a Chevron Fellow graduate in Management/Computer Information Systems from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Mr. Jefferies has extensive experience in the field of software development, from programming and software quality assurance to web design, training and product management.
His professional career has spanned notable companies such as IBM, Ashton-Tate, and RAND. For the past three decades, Mr. Jefferies has offered professional IT consulting with ComputerUp, a consulting firm he founded around the time the Internet was born. His clientele has included Hollywood pre- and post-production firms, public relations firms, market research firms, accounting firms and legal offices, among others. He specializes in both physical and cloud-based server and workstation environments, network infrastructure, systems design and troubleshooting, software development and voice-over-IP communications systems.
Mr. Jefferies is a gourmet cook as well as lifelong musician and composer, with one of his compositions featured in the Italian papal documentary 27 Aprile 2014 – Racconto di un evento.