Stephen F. Austin State University

Computer Science

Dr. Michael M. Pickard

Dr. Michael M. Pickard
Department Chair and Professor

Ph.D., Mississippi State University
M.S., Mississippi State University
B.A., Mississippi State University

Teaching Areas: Software engineering, requirements engineering, systems analysis and design, computer programming, discrete structures

Research Areas: Software process, software metrics, computer science education

Bio:

Before joining the faculty at SFASU, Dr. Pickard worked in the computer industry for more than twenty years, including eight years for Mississippi State University as information resources manager and project leader. He was also a principal in a computer consulting business in Atlanta, Georgia, for five years, and he served as a USAF officer in various positions in software development and computer operations for almost eight years. He serves as a program evaluator for ABET, Inc., the premier accrediting body for engineering and technology programs.

Office Location: McGee Building; 303A

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: mpickard@sfasu.edu

Ms. Donna Rocka

Ms. Donna Rocka
Administrative Assistant

Office Location: McGee Building; Suite 303

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: drocka@sfasu.edu

Dr. Robert Ball

Dr. Robert Ball
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Teaching Areas: Undergraduate Computer Science courses

Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, and Data Management

Bio:

Robert Ball is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at SFASU in Nacogdoches, TX. His primary research area is Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on Information Visualization. Dr. Ball's primary teaching interest includes usability engineering and software engineering. Before coming to SFA he taught at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as a Postdoctoral Associate.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303E

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: ballrg@sfasu.edu

Dr. David A. Cook

Dr. David A. Cook
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
B.S., University of Central Florida

Teaching Areas: Software Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Software Requirements and Design, Enterprise Security

Research Areas: Issues in Software Engineering, Verification and Validation in relationship to Modeling and Simulation, and Programming Languages

Bio:

Dr. David A. Cook is Associate Professor of Computer Science at SFASU. Prior to this, he was Senior Research Scientist and Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Aegis Technologies, supporting the USAF Airborne Laser Program. Dr. Cook has 35+ years experience in software development and software consulting. He was associate professor and department research director at USAF Academy, and deputy department head of Software Professional Development Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He was a Commissioner for ABET, current ABET Team Chair, and past president for the Society for Computer Simulation, International.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303G

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: cookda@sfasu.edu

Dr. Deborah Dunn

Dr. Deborah Dunn
Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Teaching Areas: Database Management Systems, Programming Languages, Technology Applications

Research Areas: Increasing Interest in STEM, Programming Languages, Database Tools

Bio:

Dr. Deborah Dunn is a Professor of Computer Science at Stephen F. Austin State University. She worked over 5 years in industry as a Programmer/Analyst for a major oil company. Prior to coming to SFASU, she served as a lecturer of Computer Science at Texas A&M University, then as 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. She primarily teaches the introduction to programming, data structures, and database systems courses.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303U

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: ddunn@sfasu.edu

Ms. Anne Marie Eubanks

Ms. Anne Marie Eubanks
Lecturer

M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Teaching Areas: Undergraduate Information Processing Systems and Computer Science Principles

Research Areas: Educational Robots, Teaching Styles

Bio:

Anne Marie Eubanks is currently a lecturer at SFASU in Nacogdoches, Texas. Her primary research area is educational robots and teaching styles. She is a Steering Committee member for the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, South Central region, currently serving as the Conference Registrar. Prior to coming to SFA she worked for A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. in Lufkin, Texas.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303K

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: eubanksanne@sfasu.edu

Mr. Greg Harber

Mr. Greg Harber
Instructor and Director of the McGee Computing Laboratory

M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Teaching Areas: System and Network Administration, Computer Science Ethics, Computer Architecture, Networking

Bio:

Greg Harber has been an Instructor in the Computer Science department for seventeen years and the Director of the McGee Computing Laboratory for the same period. He has taught a variety of courses focusing on computer architecture, networking, system administration, computer literacy, World Wide Web development and ethics. In his role of Director, he has overseen the development of the McGee Computing Laboratory into SFA's premier computer laboratory. Before arriving at SFA he taught at secondary schools, managed restaurants and hotels and was a drilling fluids engineer in the oil industry. Mr. Harber has a lifetime Texas secondary teaching certification.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303B

Telephone: 936.468.1867

Email: gharber@sfasu.edu

Ms. Elizabeth Hutchison

Ms. Elizabeth Hutchison
Lecturer

M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Teaching Areas: Computer Programming, Internet Technologies, and Computer Applications

Bio:

Ms. Elizabeth Hutchison is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at SFA. Before her current position, she 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. She also volunteers her time with local youth groups assisting with robotics programs, maintenance of web pages and other STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) projects.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: ehutchison@sfasu.edu

Mr. Korey Kahler

Mr. Korey Kahler
Lecturer

B.S. Computer Science, Stephen F. Austin State University
M.S. Computer Science, Stephen F. Austin State University

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Computing, Introduction to Information Processing Systems, Computer Science Principles

Research Areas: Computer Hardware, Databases, Lecture Capture Technology

Bio:

Mr. Kahler is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. Hired as one of the youngest lecturers at Stephen F. Austin at the age of 24, Mr. Kahler has been teaching introductory courses averaging over 100+ students. As a Waco, TX native, Mr. Kahler brings a vast amount of background knowledge with his A+ and CompTIA certifications. Mr. Kahler is furthering his interest in teaching by becoming an online instructor. Mr. Kahler has been teaching at Stephen F. Austin for 3 years.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303H

Telephone: 936.468.1717

Email: kkahler@sfasu.edu

Mr. William Long

Mr. William Long
Instructor

M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
B.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Teaching Areas: Computer Science and Information Technology

Bio:

William Long has been an Instructor of Computer Science at SFA since 1988. Before his current position, he worked as a Programmer Analyst for Mobil Oil Corporation and also taught Computer Science at SFA while in graduate school. Since he returned to SFA in 1988, William has worked as an independent computer consultant since 1995, he has been the Director of the Department of Computer Science and McGee Computing Laboratory - Software, Systems Administrator since 1993 and owned and operated a retail website.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303J

Telephone: 936.468.2508

Email: wlong@sfasu.edu

Dr. Robert G. Strader

Dr. Robert G. Strader
Professor

Ph.D., Computer Science, Texas A&M University;
MS, Mathematics, Texas A&M University;
A.B, Exploration Geophysics, UCLA

Teaching Areas: Computer Science Principles, Computer Organization and Architecture, Data Structures, Object-Oriented Programming, Discrete Structures, Algorithm Analysis, System Simulation and Model Building, Computer Networks, Systems Programming

Research Areas: Parallel and Distributed Processing, Parallel Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, Computer Networks, Computer Architecture, Computer Graphics, GIS, Robotics, Security, STEM Education

Bio:

Robert Strader served in the United State Peace Corps. He taught mathematics and computer science at Tyler Junior College, Victoria College, and University of Houston Victoria Campus. He performed software development for Western Geophysical and worked as an instructor, a system administrator, a director of computer science labs, and as a research associate for Texas A&M University. Dr. Strader has taught computer science courses at Stephen F. Austin State University for the past 24 years. Research publications and presentations include topics from computational geometry, simulation, robotics, GIS databases, security, and computing education.

Office Location: McGee Building; Room 303T

Telephone: 936.468.1619

Email: rstrader@sfasu.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Camille C. Price Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Craig Adams Wood Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Computer Science