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Department of Computer Science & Information Technology

Welcome to the home page of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. If you are a prospective student, the links at the left will provide you with much of the information that you need. We welcome on-line, transfer, and second-degree students. If you need more information, please contact our office at 931-221-7840 or email Bruce Myers, the Chair of the Department

All students, please attend the following ACM Talks (organized by our ACM Student Chapter):

  • 2014/11/13, 2:30pm Sundquist E106B, by Mr. Matthew Stokes, IT Director at Ingersoll Rand (Trane). "What to expect in the real-world upon graduation". Click here to find out more...
  • 2014/11/18, 3pm, Sundquist E106B, by Mr. Frank Romano, Vice President, Engineering Computer, Design & Integration, LLC. "Recruitment in Networking". Click here to find out more...

Join us for Homecoming 2014, Saturday, Nov 8. Click here to find out more...
College of Science and Mathematics Alumni Reception & “WATCH PARTY” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building (Ken and Amy Landrum Courtyard). Breakfast foods and hot drinks will be available.  For more information, please contact Tami Fraley at or (931)-221-7971. Click here to find out more...

Computer Science Advising Event (You MUST be advised before you can sign up Spring 2015 classes), 11/04/2014 from 2:30pm until 6:00pm. Please see Ms. Leimer in MMCS 206 to register for this event. FREE PIZZA and drinks. Click here for details...

Need help for programming assignments, software installation or computer science classes? Check out our programming tutoring service for Fall 2014.

APSU Career Services offers FREE Résumé Critiquing and Career Advice Service: 9/24, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12/2014. Location: MUC Lobby. Time: 10am-1:30pm

:: Premier Medical Group, Clarksville, TN seeking IT Support Specialist :: check out the details at Job Opportunities for CS Students page.

Congratulations / Conferences / Publications

  • APSU computer science student Arisha Majors designs website for Tennessee Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Leong Lee, and Dr. Gregory S. Ridenour (Geosciences) had their research paper "Using Data Mining to Investigate Interaction between Channel Characteristics and Hydraulic Geometry Channel Types" accepted by the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Orlando, Florida, Dec 9-12, 2014.
  • Dr. Samuel N Jator (Math Dept. Chair), and Dr. Leong Lee published research paper "Implementing a seventh-order linear multistep method in a predictor-corrector mode or block mode: which is more efficient for the general second order initial value problem" in peer-reviewed SpringerPlus Journal, SpringerPlus 2014, 3:447.
  • Dr. Leong Lee, Dr. Matthew Jones (Math), Dr. Gregory S. Ridenour (Geosciences), Mr. Maurice P. Testa, and Mr. Michael J. Wilson (GIS) had their research paper "Investigating and Comparing Spatial Accuracy and Precision of GPS-Enabled Devices in Middle Tennessee" accepted by the GRMSE 2014 Conference, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Oct 3-5, 2014.
  • Congratulations to Kadeem J. Pardue, graduate of Spring 2014, for being accepted to the online Masters of Science in Computer Science program (with a specialization in Databases and Software Engineering) at the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Computing.
  • Congratulations to Dr. John Nicholson for receiving the 2014 Socrates Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Congratulations to Spring 2014 Computer Science Graduates Who Secure Jobs BEFORE Graduation ! :: Justin Carter :: Brian Rivers :: Clinton Person :: Kadeem Pardue :: Sean Bennett :: Steven (Scott) Dunning :: Anthony Coffey :: Jeffrey Gray ::
  • Congratulations to ACM officers for all the hard work they have done this year. ACM organization has been nominated for a Student Organization Award. These awardswill be presented during the annual Student Organization and Leader Awards program: April 16, 2014, 6pm, Morgan University Center Ballroom. Dr. Nicholas Coleman is the ACM student organization sponsor.

  • Dr. John Nicholson attended the 2014 SIGCSE conference (March 2014) in Atlanta, GA where he presented two assignments the “Image Stacker” and “The Pesky Tourist” on the Nifty Assignments Panel.
  • The Computer Science Dept had two students who were accepted to present at the 2014 National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 3-5, 2014. A total of 7 APSU students were accepted to present at the conference. Congratulations to...
    • Student: Donald Buhl-Brown; Advisor: Dr. John Nicholson.
    • Student: William Rich; Advisor: Dr. Jiang Li.

New Networking Concentration will be offered in Fall 2014

Please refer to the New B.S. Information Sheet for details.

Tech Employment Spotlight: Nashville

The Best jobs of 2014 according to U.S. News and World Report rankings

#1 Software Developer
#2 Computer Systems Analyst
#9 Web Developer
#11 Information Security Analyst
#12 Database Administrator

Very good showing for computing !

Need Help for Programming Assignments?

Check out the Programming Tutoring Services page (under Opportunities/Resources).

Department Events:

  • Congratulations! Graduates of Spring & Summer 2014

New Professional Science Master's Degree

The Department is proud to announce that a Professional Science Master's Degree with a concentration in Data Management and Analysis will be offered beginning in the Fall of 2013.  Click here for information on this new program.

The department is part of the College of Science and Mathematics Click here for news about our College.

For those who may not have kept up with us, here is a list of our faculty and staff.

  • Dr. Nicholas Coleman, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Joseph Elarde, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Chenchutta Jackson, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Leong Lee, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Jiang Li, Professor
  • Dr. Bruce Myers, Professor and Chair
  • Dr. John A. Nicholson, Associate Professor
  • Ms. Nancy Smithfield, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Yingbing Yu, Associate Professor

  • Dr. Jim Bateman, Professor Emeritus
  • Dr. Jim Vandergriff, Professor Emeritus

  • Mr. Calvin Bolander, Adjunct Faculty
  • Dr. Gary Griffith, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Paul E. MacAfee, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Tony McCutcheon, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Stephen T. Paulk-McGinley, Adjunct Faculty

  • Ms. Betty Leimer, Administrative Assistant II

For APSU computer science graduates who may see this page, please email us and let us know your current email address.