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Alphabetical Listing of Faculty Members


Gertrude (Trudy) W. Abramson, Ed.D.
Professor -
2012 GSCIS Professor of the Year

(954) 262-2070 - (800) 986-2247 x22070
email:abramson@nova.edu
website scis.nova.edu/~abramson

Course Schedule

Research areas: Instructional technology-supported teaching and learning, instructional design, development, implementation and evaluation, educational leadership in the 21st century, assistive and adaptive technologies in education and the workplace, learning technologies in allied health field, and in armed forces training.

Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Dean & Associate Professor

(954) 262-2063 - (800) 986-2247 x22063
email:esa@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~esa

Course Schedule

Research areas: Management information systems, project management, computer space hardware design, microgravity research.

James D. Cannady, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2085 - (800) 986-2247 x22085
email:cannady@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~cannady

Course Schedule

Research areas: Network intrusion prevention, detection, and response; complexity theory and complex adaptive systems; machine learning; information assurance.

Maxine S. Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor - 2013 GSCIS Professor of the Year

(954) 262-2072 - (800) 986-2247 x22072
email:cohenm@nova.edu
website: scis.nova.edu/~cohenm

Course Schedule

Research areas: Human-computer interaction, multimedia, usability engineering, human factors, database systems, distance education.

Travis J.A. Craddock, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

(954) 262-2015 - (800) 986-2247 x22015
email:tcraddock@nova.edu

Research areas: Molecular systems neuroscience,computational and theoretical studies of subatomic radioactive decay, subneural biomolecular information processing, nanoscale neuroscience descriptions of memory, consciousness and cognitive dysfunction.

Laurie P. Dringus, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2073 - (800) 986-2247 x22073
email:laurie@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~laurie

Course Schedule

Research areas: Human-computer interaction, group support systems, usability engineering, online learning environments, learning theory, distance learning.

Timothy J. Ellis, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2029 - (800) 986-2247 x22029
email:ellist@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~ellist

Course Schedule

Research areas: Advanced Learning Technologies, with emphasis on: Multimedia instructional design; eLearning & mLearning; Computer supported collaborative learning. Knowledge management, with emphasis on: Foundations of knowledge and KM: Knowledge conversion; Knowledge transfer.

Michael J. Laszlo, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2076 - (800) 986-2247 x22076
email:mjl@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~mjl

Course Schedule

Research areas: Computer graphics, data structures and algorithms, software engineering, programming.

Yair Levy, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2006 - (800) 986-2247 x22006
email:levyy@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~levyy

Course Schedule

Research areas: Security and ethical issues with Web-based and e-learning systems, cyber-security skills, value of information systems and e-learning systems.

Wei Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(954) 262-2068 - (800) 986-2247 x22068
email: lwei@nova.edu
website: scis.nova.edu/~lwei

Course Schedule

Research areas: Computer security, network security, software engineering, artificial intelligence, database systems.

Marlyn K. Littman, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2078 - (800) 986-2247 x22078
email:marlyn@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~marlyn

Course Schedule

Research areas: Broadband communications technologies, next-generation networks, ad hoc networking, grid computing, enterprise network solutions, eLearning, network security.

Peixiang Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(954) 262-2088 - (800) 986-2247 x22088
email: lpei@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~lpei

Course Schedule

Research areas: Computer networks, QoS routing, database systems, machine learning.

Tom MacFarland, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

(954) 262-5395 - (800) 986-2247 x25395
email:tommac@nova.edu

Research areas: Institutional research, assessment of student learning outcomes, Federal data resources, K-12 computer science education.

Francisco J. Mitropoulos, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2013 - (800) 986-2247 x22013
email:mitrof@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~mitrof

Course Schedule

Research areas: Programming languages, data structures, software engineering, object-oriented design.

Sumitra Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2079 - (800) 986-2247 x22079
email:sumitra@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~sumitra

Course Schedule

Research areas: Artificial intelligence, decision support systems, knowledge-based expert systems, database security, database management, economics of information systems.

James Parrish, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

(954) 262-2043 - (800) 986-2247 x22043
email:jlparrish@nova.edu
website: scis.nova.edu/~jlparrish

Course Schedule

Research areas: Knowledge management systems, social engineering, decision support systems, IT strategy.

Souren Paul, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(954) 262-2047 = (800) 986-2247 x22047
email:spaul@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~spaul

Course Schedule

Research areas: Virtual teams, computer-supported collaborative work, organizational knowledge management, technology-mediated collaborations in healthcare.

Amon B. Seagull, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs &
Associate Professor

(954) 262-2048 - (800) 986-2247 x22048
email:amons@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~amons

Course Schedule

Research areas: Natural language processing, computational linguistics, statistical modeling, programming languages, artificial intelligence, institutional research.

Gregory E. Simco, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2017 - (800) 986-2247 x22017
email:greg@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~greg

Course Schedule

Research areas: Operating systems, data communications, computer networks, client-server computing, distributed systems, systems performance evaluation.

Marti M. Snyder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(954) 262-2074 - (800) 986-2247 x22074
email:smithmt@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~smithmt

Course Schedule

Research areas: Instructional design theory and model building and validation, communities of practice, and workplace learning.

Junping Sun, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2082 - (800) 986-2247 x22082
email:jps@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~jps

Course Schedule

Research areas: Database management systems, data warehousing, knowledge discovery and data mining.

Gurvirender P. Tejay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(954) 262-2080 - (800) 986-2247 x22080
email: tejay@nova.edu
website: scis.nova.edu/~tejay

Course Schedule

Research areas: Information systems security, data quality, information systems project management.

Steven R. Terrell, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2084 - (800) 986-2247 x22084
email: terrell@nova.edu
website:scis.nova.edu/~terrell

Course Schedule

Research areas: Research methodology and statistics, qualitative research, distance education.

Ling Wang, Ph.D.
Professor

(954) 262-2020 - (800) 986-2247 x22020
email:lingwang@nova.edu
website: scis.nova.edu/~lingwang

Course Schedule

Research areas: Research methodology and statistics, instructional design, motivation in education, learning theory.


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Since the introduction of the graduate computer science program in 1975, the school has been a pioneer in computing research and education. The school began offering online programs in 1983 and created the first electronic classroom in 1985. In 1989 the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was formed.

Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.