The cutting edge meets the real world
At SFA, you’ll work with instructors who do more than just teach computer science – they’ve put their extensive knowledge and credentials to use in a variety of real-world settings, from the oil and gas industry to business to law enforcement and the military. Our professors have the experience and expertise to help you build the skills you’ll need for challenging, high-paying jobs in a variety of settings.
Dr. Deborah Dunn
Dr. Dunn’s professional background includes more than five years as a programmer/analyst for a major oil company. Prior to coming to SFA, she was a lecturer of computer science at Texas A&M University and an associate professor at Tusculum College. During her tenure at Tusculum College, she was department chair of the computer science/computer information systems program. She also served as the division director for business administration and computer science.
Dr. Dunn primarily teaches the introduction to programming, data structures and database systems courses.
Dr. Jeremy J. Becnel
Dr. Becnel received his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University in 2006 and began working at SFA. Becnel has supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate research projects while at the university and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Research grant. Through this grant, he has worked with colleagues to create the virtual reality app CalcVR for multivariable calculus and has studied the impact of virtual reality on undergraduate education. His previous research interests include quantum computing, radon transforms, probability theory, white noise analysis and topological vector spaces. The culmination of many of these previous research projects will appear in Becnel’s book “Tools for Infinite Dimensional Analysis,” published by CRC Press.
Anne Marie Eubanks
Anne Marie Eubanks teaches a variety of courses in SFA’s computer science, computer information systems and information technology programs. Her research interests are include robotics and pedagogy, and she has published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. She is a Steering Committee member for the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, South Central Region where she is currently serving as the conference registrar.
Before she joined SFA’s computer science department, Elizabeth Hutchison taught for Central Texas College European Division and for City Colleges of Chicago European Division. Prior to that, she served as an active duty officer in the United States Army stationed in Germany. Ms. Hutchison is an active member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines), the Computer Science Club and the SFA Alumni Association.
Dr. Christopher Ivancic
Dr. Ivancic’s research interests include mobile device security, secure software development, digital forensics and cybersecurity education. Before joining SFA’s computer science department, Dr. Ivancic worked as a software engineer, and he developed and taught digital forensics material to members of law enforcement and the Wounded Warrior program. He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society, and he serves as the advisor for the SFA chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Korey Kahler is a graduate of SFA (Axe ‘Em Jacks!) and he holds A+ and CompTIA certifications. Mr. Kahler is online computer science instructor and has been teaching at SFA since 2009.
Before he joined SFA’s computer science faculty, William Long worked as a programmer/analyst for Mobil Oil Corporation. He has worked as an independent computer consultant since 1995, and he has been the director of the Department of Computer Science and Computer Science Laboratories - Software, Systems Administrator since 1993.
Dr. Pushkar Ogale
Dr. Pushkar Ogale has more than 20 years of experience in software/systems development and project management/agile processes developing and delivering enterprise software in the area of operating systems, OS applications, database applications and web applications. He has taught computer science at Wichita State University and Texas Tech University. Dr. Ogale’s research interests include secure software engineering, cybersecurity, information retrieval and pattern recognition/data mining.
Dr. Timothy Nix
Dr. Nix received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the United States Air Force Academy and a doctoral degree in computer science from Texas A&M University. He served for 25 years in the United States Army in a variety of duty positions, including assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) and the NATO Special Operations Headquarters. He also taught computer science and information technology at the United States Military Academy. Nix is a graduate of the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course and the U.S. Army Ranger School and has deployed to Egypt, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. His research interests include privacy and anonymity networks, peer-to-peer network topology, computational graph theory, cyber security and mathematical modeling.
Dr. Dipak Singh
Dr. Singh received his doctoral degree in computer science from Louisiana State University and his bachelor’s degree at the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur. His research interests include artificial intelligence, big data analytics and data center networks. His research has been published in IEEE CLOUD, ISCRAM, XSEDE and IEEE ICCAS. Singh is also the recipient of the 2017 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship. He is a member of IEEE society and has been a reviewer of several IEEE conferences and journals.
Dr. Jianjun "Jeffrey" Zheng
Dr. Zheng received his doctoral degree from Texas Tech University in 2020 and holds master’s degrees in computer science and statistics. He has more than 15 years of experience in web development using a variety of technologies and has taught computer science at Texas Tech University and web development in a community organization. Zheng’s research interests include web security, digital forensics and software-defined networking.