Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., 1999, Olivet Nazarene University
M.B.A., 2003, Olivet Nazarene University
The Department of Computer Science at Olivet Nazarene University exists to prepare students for a life of learning and for professional careers in computer science. We strongly support the institution’s commitment to liberal arts education as the best way to learn throughout life. We seek to teach current technology and software practices for successful entry to professional careers or graduate study. We strive to build Christian character and values in our students that will guide them through ethical dilemmas and help them to ultimately shape the values of their chosen profession.
The department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science. The B.A. degree requires fewer hours in the department but recommends a minor or second major to provide breadth and a related application area. The B.S. degree requires more hours in the department for increased depth and technical focus within computing. A 2.0 grade point average is required in all core, concentration, and required supporting courses.
The Computer Science Department helps support the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree with a concentration in Computer Engineering, the B.S. degree in Management Information Systems in the School of Business, and the B.S. degree in Data Science in the Department of Mathematics. Minors in Computer Science, Cybersecurity Defense, Information Systems, Information Technology and Interdisciplinary Computing also provide a range of options to support a variety of student goals. Education students should also investigate the education endorsements in programming and technology found in the School of Education.
Department memberships in the Oracle Academy (OA) and Azure Deb Tools for Teaching provide opportunities for student access to leading industry software. Students may participate in scholarly activities sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), and the Association of Colleges in the Chicago Area (ACCA).