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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.

CSIT Advising Session for Fall 2017

March 28, 2017, 2:30pm - 6:00pm, MMCS 133 Lab, FREE Pizza and drinks. Please click here for details...

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offer a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, and a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree, also in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods. Please click here for details ...

ACM Membership and Leadersip Opportunities!
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is looking for interested and motivated students who would like to join and contribute. Committee chair positions for the upcoming year are still available. Communication, as well as having a positive and winning attitude, are key to success of our organization. If interested, please email Shaughnessy Connor, SCONNOR1@MY.APSU.EDU for more information.

Apply now to be considered for 2017-2018 APSU scholarships.
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Please click here to apply ...

Need help for programming assignments and software installation? Please check out the Computer Science Tutoring Services. FREE for all inclass and online students taking APSU classes.

Residents within 250 miles can get in-state tuition rates at APSU. The new offering reaches into Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Click here for details...

Congratulations / Conferences / Publications / Events

  • Dr. Leong Lee, Dr. Matthew Jones (Mathematics), Dr. Gregory S. Ridenour (Geosciences), Mr. Sam J. Bennett, Miss. Arisha C. Majors, Miss. Bianca L. Melito, and Michael J. Wilson (GIS Center), had their research paper "Comparison of Accuracy and Precision of GPS-Enabled Mobile Devices" accepted by the IEEE CIT 2016, 16th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Yanuca Island, Fiji, Dec 7-10, 2016.
  • A new concentration in Information Assurance and Security has recently been approved for the Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, Professional Science Master's Degree program. Congratulations to Dr. Elarde, Mr. Bruster and Dr. Myers for all of their work on this project.

  • Alexander D. Hornick, a computer science senior, accepted the REU in Los Angeles at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), of the University of Southern California offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates in interactive virtual experiences. Alex will be working on the "Natural Language Dialog Processing for Virtual Humans" Project from May 31 - August 5th, 2016. Here's a link to the REU page:

  • Dr. Coleman, Mason Cordell, Dr. Elarde, Dr. Myers, Dr. Nicholson, and Dr. Lee attended the ACM Mid-Southeast Fall 2015 Conference, Nov 12-13, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
    • Dr. Elarde, Dr. Nicholson, and Dr. Lee served as Session Chairs and Judges at different undergraduate and graduate presentations sessions.
    • Mason Cordell presented research findings titled "Building a Simulated Processor in the Classroom" by Mason Cordell, Joseph Cloutier, Amy Hill and Joseph Elarde, at the Undergraduate 4 Year Degree Presentations session.
    • Dr. Nicholas Coleman presented research findings titled “Computer Science Education: A Systems Approach” at the Professional Presentations session.
    • Dr. Joseph Elarde presented research findings titled “Processor Resource Utilization Measurements in Simultaneous Multi-Threading Configurations: Synthetic Benchmark Analysis” at the Professional Presentations session.
    • Dr. Leong Lee presented research findings titled “Determining the Accuracy and Precision of Spatial Data through the Use of GPS-Enabled Mobile Devices” at the Professional Presentations session.
  • APSU computer science program recognized on national list., a leading resource for online learning in computer science and related fields, recently released its Best Online Computer Science Degrees list for 2015, and the organization ranked Austin Peay State University as one of the top 50 programs in the nation. Check out details here (APSU news).

Please check out the Job Opportunities page..., ranked Austin Peay State University as one of the 50 Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science in the nation for 2016. Please check out their website here.

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Tech Employment Spotlight: Nashville

The Best jobs of 2016 according to U.S. News and World Report rankings

#3 Computer Systems Analyst
#13 Software Developer
#20 Web Developer

Very good showing for computing !

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.

  • Mr. Barry G. Bruster, Instructor
  • Dr. Nicholas A. Coleman, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Joseph V. Elarde, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Chenchutta D. Jackson, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Leong Lee, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Jiang Li, Professor
  • Dr. Bruce Myers, Professor and Chair
  • Dr. John A. Nicholson, Associate Professor
  • Mrs. Nancy A. Smithfield, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Yingbing Yu, Professor

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

  • Mr. Calvin G. Bolander, Adjunct Faculty
  • Dr. Gary L. Griffith, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Jason Hatton, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Paul E. MacAfee, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Antonio (Tony) L. McCutcheon, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Stephen T. Paulk-McGinley, Adjunct Faculty
  • Mr. Aaron Taylor, Adjunct Faculty

  • Mrs. 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.