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
Professor and Department Chair
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. David A. Cook
Dr. Cook has 35+ years’ experience in software development and software consulting. He was associate professor and department research director at U.S. Air Force Academy and deputy department head of Software Professional Development Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Dr. Cook is currently an ABET Commissioner, ABET Team Chair, current president of the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Ada (SIGAda), and past president for the Society for Computer Simulation, International (SCS).
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.
Dr. Dae Glendowne
Dr. Glendowne received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University(MSU). During graduate school, he worked as a research assistant where he developed and taught digital forensics courses to law enforcement and wounded warriors. After graduating, he worked at MSU for 3 years as an assistant research professor in the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute. His research interests include malware analysis, memory forensics and applied machine learning.
Lecturer and Coordinator of Administration
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.
Director, Department of Computer Science
Software, Systems Administrator, McGee Computing Laboratory
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.
Ms. Rocka graduated summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in general business from SFA. She has been with the Department of Computer Science since 2000.
Dr. Puntitra Gendowne
Dr. Glendowne worked for three years in the industry for a global media and information company as a software quality assurance engineer. She was a software developer at a research center in Mississippi State University (MSU) for three years. Before coming to SFASU, Dr. Glendowne worked at MSU as a research assistant professor. Her research interests include data analytics, software quality modeling, software metrics and high assurance software engineering. She is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
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.