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Ph.D. candidates should provide authentic personal statements to each of the five following questions/prompts reflecting on their own personal interests. In the event that any outside resources are used, resources should be cited in APA format. Submissions should be a maximum of 600 words or 130 words per question/prompt. It is best to respond to each prompt/question individually for clarity of the reviewer. Documents should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

1. Provide a brief introduction focusing on your education, career, and decision to apply to University of the Cumberlands.

2. In relation to your doctoral program application, what area of recent research in the field would you want to study, and why?

3. How does your current vocation relate to your application to the doctoral program?

4. How will your experiences and personal skills help you to be successful in your program?

5. What long-term goals do you have for applying your learning from your doctoral program? 

Yeshwanth Reddy


yeshwanth.reddy166@gmail.com Front End/UI Developer

Professional Summary:

· Over 7+ years of extensive experience in software development life cycle in developing and designing user experiences of Internet applications using HTML5, HTML, XHTML XML CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery MeetingW3C standards.

· Expert in creating Templates, Web Interfaces, Layouts, and Flow of Future Pages.

· Expertise in designing and developing User Experiences for Web Applications using Web Authoring tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Flash.

· High level of expertise in CSS pixel-level layout, Consistency with browsers, Version and Platform Independence.

· Hands on Experience working on CSS Background, CSS Positioning, CSS Text, CSS Border, CSS Margin, CSS Padding, CSS Table, and CSS Behaviors in CSS.

· Experience in working with cutting edge front-end technologies framework and libraries like jQuery, Prototype, (X)HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, JSON, DOM, CSS, XML, AJAX.

· Proficient with creating Logos, Banners, Buttons, Icons, and Images using Adobe Flash and Adobe Illustrator.

· Experience in using React JS components, Forms, Events, Keys, Router, Redux, Animations and Flux concept. Creating interactive UI using One-way data flow, Virtual DOM, JSX, React Native concepts in React. js.

· Experience in working HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, JSON, AJAX, and Angular 2.

· Extensive knowledge and working experience of web development technologies such as, JavaScript, jQuery UI, AngularJS, Angular2/4/6, React js, HTML5, CSS3, SASS and Bootstrap.

· Experience in writing numerous test cases using JUnit framework. Expertise in developing dynamic web pages in HTML with AngularJS for UI and developed single page application by using AngularJS.

· Extensive experience in various UI widgets using JavaScript libraries (jQuery) and developing Rich Internet Applications RIA.

· Responsible for creating efficient design and developing User Interaction screens using HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Angular 6 and Node JS.

· Designed Frontend within object-oriented JavaScript Framework like bootstrap, Node.js and Angular.js.

· Experienced in data driven-UI component where a single application serves as the website for multiple customers.

· Hands on Experience of using JavaScript testing frameworks, Jasmine, Protractor, Mocha, chai, and

Q Unit.

· Experience of JavaScript testing framework like Jasmine, Jest, Karma, Mocha and Chai.

· Skilled at analyzing and solving browser compatibility challenges and possesses ability to maintain consistency and well commented HTML and CSS markup.

· Worked with Agile waterfall and scrum methodology.

· Experience with User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Accessibility Testing.

· Experience in source code controlling tools SVN, GIT, JIRA, and Jenkins.

· An energetic individual, able to communicate effectively, to work collaboratively to resolve problems and to motivate team members as well.

· An experienced   software developer passionate about delivering quality software products with thorough & rigorous testing and ample documentation.

· Excellent analytical and logical programming skills with a good understanding at the conceptual level and possess excellent presentation, interpersonal skills with a strong desire to achieve specified goals.


· Bachelors in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, India.

Technical Skills:

Web TechnologiesHTML, HTML5, XML, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, AJAX, DOM, DOJO, Core Java, GUI, Responsive Web design, JSON, Gradle, Gulp, Grunt, SASS, LESS, Mustache, Python, Kendo.
IDE & ToolsWeb Storm, Notepad++, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash Professional + Action Script 2.0/3.0, Microsoft Publisher, Eclipse, Atom, Edit Plus.
Version ControlSVN, CVS, GIT, JIRA
JavaScript LibrariesjQuery UI, Ext JS 4.0, Require.js, React.js, Backbone.js, Angular.js, Node.js, Ember.js, Bootstrap.js, knockout.js, Handlebar.js
Publishing ToolsAdobe PageMaker, MS Office
Wire Frame ToolsAdobe Illustrator CS3
Data AccessMY SQL, Oracle

Professional Experience:

Verizon, Piscataway, NJ July 2019 – Current

Front End/UI Developer


· Involved in Requirement gathering phase to gather the requirements from the business users and dealing with UX team to continuously accommodate changing user requirements.

· Developed the front end of the application using HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JSP, JavaScript

· Applied advanced HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to deliver cutting-edge user interfaces and components.

· Created interactive websites and website features using JavaScript and jQuery/ jQuery UI.

· Extensively involved in upgrading the existing system from Angular 5 to Angular 6.

· Developed the components using Angular 5 needed for the application from the scratch and customizing from various Angular related libraries to meet the application’s functionality.

· Responsible for creating efficient design and developing User Interaction screens using HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Angular 6 and Node JS.

· Enhanced application performance by Angular 6 Component based development in view of future Angular framework transitions.

· Creating interactive prototypes using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript front end code from a combination of wireframes, visual designs, and design standards.

· Converted existing websites to Responsive websites. 

· Responsible for creating the screens with table-less designs meeting W3C standards.

· Wrote application level code to interact with the backend databases JQUERY, AJAX and JSON.

· Implemented Grails Services and controllers to perform actions.

· Used Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flex for implementing application and designing graphics and images.

· Applied jQuery scripts for basic animation and end user screen customization purposes.

· Worked upon the dashboard for the project which contained a variety of charts and drag gable components using JQUERY UI Library.

· Used jQuery mainly for adding several functionalities to the application like calendar, tooltips, popover, hiding elements validation, making Ajax calls.

· Used AJAX for asynchronously exchanging small amount of data with the server behind the scenes and updating the JSP page.

· Used AJAX and JSON to make asynchronous calls to the project server to fetch data on the fly.

· Developed and deployed Action Classes and JSP for Dynamic HTML generation.

· Generated new and edited existing design with CSS to accommodate new changes in design and logic.

· Created web pages which are informative and yet very neat and interesting to look at.

· Responsible for design and development of the web pages from mock- ups.

· Worked closely with business users and developers of team to resolve issues.

Environment: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX, Responsive Web Design, Jasmine, Grails, Angular.js, Node.js, React.js, jQuery UI, JSON, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flax, JavaScript, JSP, SASS and Windows.

J.B. HUNT, TX July 2018–June 2019

UI Developer/Angular Developer


· Responsible for creating efficient design and developing User Interaction screens using HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Angular 4 and Node JS.

· Enhanced application performance by Angular 4 Component based development in view of future Angular framework transitions.

· Developed user interface by using the React JS, Flux for SPA development.

· Experienced in writing Components, Pipes and Services to separate concern and handle different situations by using Angular.

· Implemented Angular Router to enable navigation from one view to the next as customer performs application tasks.

· Implemented react JS code to handle cross browser compatibility issues in Mozilla, IE 7, 8, 9, Safari.

· Worked in using React JS components, Forms, Events, Keys, Router, Animations and Flux concept.

· Created TypeScript reusable components and services to consume REST API’s using Component based architecture provided by Angular 4.

· Created dynamic Angular reactive forms, form controls and implemented form validations.

· Used AJAX, JSON to send request to the server to check the functionality of the websites and for storing and exchanging information between browsers and servers.

· Worked on responsive design and developed a single responsive website that could be served to desktop, Tablets and mobile users using React. js.

· Worked on GIT as a version control. Utilized NPM scripts for build and test environments in a Node.js application.

· Designed and developed the application using Agile Scrum methodology by breaking down the project to several sprints.

· Implemented React container and presentational components (as Stateless and Functional components when applicable).

· Extensively worked on front end, using Angular 4, Angular Js, Advanced JavaScript, JSON, HTML5, CSS3, and SPARK Web service.

· Involved in design, development, and testing phases of project.

· Involved in design, analysis, and architectural meetings. Created Architecture Diagrams, and Flow Charts.

· Followed agile software development practice paired programming, test driven development and scrum status meetings.

· Responsible for coordinating with offshore development team.

· Used Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) in entire project development.

Environment: HTML5, CSS3, Typescript, Bootstrap, jQuery, SASS, Angular 6, Node.js, DB2, AJAX, JSON, REST APIs, SOA, JIRA, Agile scrum, Accessibility, GIT, VS Code

HP, TX June 2017 – June 2018

Front End/UI Developer


· Developed front-end UI using ANGULAR 4/Angular 2, HTML5, CSS3, BOOTSTRAP, CANVAS, JAVASCRIPT, ECMAScript 6.0, SASS, JQUERY, AJAX and WEBPACK.

· Involved in Writing Action classes, Action Forms and Action Mapping in Struts Configxml.  Focused on developing the Application UI for presentation.

· Used Struts Action Classes and regular Java classes. Implemented client-side validations using JavaScript and server-side validation in the Action classes.

· Used React-Autocomplete for creating Google maps location search on the webpage Added Excel-Builder to download the Tabular data in Excel format using react.

· Created Typescript reusable components and services to consume REST API’s using Component-based architecture provided by Angular4/Angular 2.

· Worked on React JS Virtual Dom and React views, rendering using components which contains additional components called custom HTML tags.

· Used TCL for language processor to execute native code.

· Used Wire frameworks to get user and client approval on the layout of key pages and the navigation.

· Developed complex, useable, attractive, and cross-browser web interfaces that account for speed, file size, readability, and accessibility. Extensively used ECMAScript 6.0 for large applications and library creation.

· Worked on React JS Virtual Dom and React views, rendering using components which contains additional components called custom HTML tags.

· Worked in a team, involved in developing the UI layout and front-end programming (HTML) for web application that matches requirements.

· Used jQuery plugins autocomplete, validation, drag and drop and more exceptionally. Used jQuery template for markup. Implemented two-way data binding through scope in applications built on Angular4/Angular 2.

· Utilized React for its efficient data flow architecture to create a lightweight and render efficient web app that searched projects via the GitHub API through keywords.

· Responsible for developing, editing, publishing, and managing content on the external Web pages and internal portals. Extensively used Google Material design for designing web pages as client requirement.

· Worked on client-side validations for signup and login page by using ng-show to display the errors and created custom validations. Demonstrated implementation and up-gradation of JavaScript Library.

· Involved in configuring the GIT repository and maintain the version control using Git. Discussed various ideas/suggestions for the ongoing web sites regarding the page layout and creative design.

· Created single page applications using Angular4/Angular 2.

· Extensively used JQUERY, JSON, AJAX and DOM scripting to create interactive web applications like message posting and auto complete form validations.

· Involved in Enhancement of existing application utilizing JSP, Created HTML navigation menu that is role-based menu items changes dynamically, derived from the database in the form of XML.

· Used Jasmine unit tests (Karma) to verify Angular JS modules and JavaScript utility routines.

· Involved Finding out the bugs, broken links, and missing images etc. and rectifying them.

· Used filters like date, json, uppercase, lowercase to arrange the data that is to be displayed in a format.

· Developed dynamic e-mails using JavaScript, and hand coding of HTML5, XHTML, and CSS3.

· Worked one-on-one with client to develop layout, color scheme for his website and implemented it into a final interface design with the HTML5/CSS3 &JavaScript using Dreamweaver.

· Involved in designing and developing the JSON, XML Objects with MySQL.

· Used the Node.js, Angular JS and Backbone JS MVC Frameworks in the development of the web applications.

· Built out a new product line in ECMAScript using React, Redux and Rails.

· Involved in agile software methodologies using TEST DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT.

· Used Node.js as a proxy to interact with Rest services and interacting with Database.

· Working along the web developer to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps/web.

Environment: JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, Ajax, HTML5, DHTML, CSS2, CSS3, Handlebar.js, Angular 2.0, Node.js, Backbone JS, Agile methodology, Dreamweaver, MVP, Bootstrap, Usability Testing, Karma and Jasmine, SSAS, LESS, GIT, MySQL, ECMA Script 6.0, Web pack, mongo DB.

Samsung, Houston, TX April 2016– April 2017

Front End/UI Developer


· Analyzed business requirements, participated in technical design, development and testing of various modules assigned.

· Used the functionalities to write code in HTML5/HTML, CSS3/CSS, Angular.js, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, JSON, and Bootstrap with MySQL database as the backend.

· The project is built upon the Single Page Application (SPA) criteria.

· Developed Web application for backend system using Angular.js with cutting edge HTML5 and CSS3 techniques.

· For new website features wrote Angular.js controllers, views, and services.

· Involved in developing a new business application to the layout using Grid orientation model Bootstrap framework.

· Used Backbone.js and Require.js to create Views to hook up models to the DOM and synchronize data to/from server.

· Designed Frontend within object-oriented JavaScript Framework like Node.js and Ext.js.

· Developed jQuery code using an XML Http Request Adapter to send an AJAX request to the server-side code and implemented a callback function to handle the results.

· Worked on prototypes for Responsive Web design.

· Implemented JavaScript source code and embedded nested handling logic using jQuery event handlers and call back functions.

· Developed the jQuery callback functions for implementing asynchronous communication using AJAX.

· Extensively used jQuery UI for screen design and development.

· Involved in Coding, styling, testing of reusable JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 widgets/ libraries for complete UI controls.

· Designed user-friendly navigation for displaying various sections of data using jQuery.

· Created Dynamic Web Pages using Web Controls and developed forms using HTML5.

· Coded pages with best Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques. 

· Used Content Management system (CMS) for the dynamic configuration of the header and footer of the web application. 

· Styling pages using CSS3 and developed JavaScript for user interfaces.

· Used CSS Blueprint to create grids and adopt cross browser interactive features and to make the web pages more.

· Implemented XML parsing code for different application.

· Developed server-side REST style web services and called them from angular controllers.

· Frequently met with the project manager to review project goals and to create proposals for future developments, researching their fields for UI design.

· Worked with the team of architects and back-end Developers to gather requirements and enhance the application functionality and add new features.

Environment: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular.js, Require.js, Ext.js, Node.js, Backbone.js, Responsive Web Design, AJAX, jQuery UI, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flex, MVC, Rest Web Services, JSON, XML, SEO, MySQL Server, Eclipse and Windows.

HSBC, India Feb 2012 – July 2015

UI Developer


· Involved in designing and implementing Web2.0 Rich UI for the Self-service Application using jQuery AJAX framework and Widget based JavaScript programmed model.

· Followed the Agile and Scrum development methodologies

· Rendered HTML from XML stream using XSLT as per the business logic for different widgets.

· Developed screen functionality using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQUERY.

· Generated UI mock-ups from paper-and-pencil concepts to high-fidelity prototypes that convey the interaction model using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

· Used jQuery core library functions for the logical implementation part at client side for all the application.

· Developed client-side validation code using JavaScript and jQuery. 

· Involved in developing HTML and JavaScript for client-side presentation and, data validation on the client side within the forms.

· Involved in implementing java rendering framework which manages the pages on the server side.

· Involved in developing the Validations across the application using jQuery Validator plug in.

· Involved in implementing the UI to support all the major browsers.

· Worked with partners and clients at every stage of implementation of the integration, for instance to gather requirements, finalize analysis, review completed implementation, UAT and sign-off.

Environment: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQUERY, AJAX, XML, Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, agile and Windows.