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Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering Directory


Dr. Sarah Lee

Dr. Sarah Lee


Area of Expertise: software engineering, broadening participation in computer science, computer science and cybersecurity education
Office Building/No.: Chain Technology Center (TEC) 214A


Dr. Zhaoxian Zhou

Dr. Zhaoxian Zhou

Associate Director

Area of Expertise: Intelligent sensor systems, radiowave propagation and wireless communications, pattern recognition, image processing, big data analytics, scientific computing in science and electrical and computer engineering


Abiodun Ajayi

Abiodun Ajayi 

Instructional Coordinator

Specialization Area

Office Management


Emily Lymon

Emily Lymon

Administrative Specialist

Office Building/No.: Bobby Chain Technology Building 214 



Patrick Mame

Patrick Mame

Project Coordinator


soundra newson

Soundra Newson

Academic Advising Coordinator

Office Building/No.: Bobby Chain Technology Building 214



Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith

Administrative Specialist

Office Building/No.: Bobby Chain Technology Building 336




Our adjunct faculty are a key part of our instructional team. They bring up-to-date, relevant industry experience into the classroom. 


Mr. Craig Boden

MCS, Computer Science, Mississippi State University


Dr. Mark Boutwell

Area of Expertise: Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Forensics, and Intelligence Analysis

PhD, Information Technology | MS, Information Technology, Walden University | BS, Computer Science, Hawaii Pacific University

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Dr. Glenn Brook

Area of Expertise: High Performance Computing, Software Development, Computational Mathematics, Computational Fluid Dynamics

PhD, Computational Engineering, University of Tennessee | MS, Computational Engineering, University of Tennessee | BS, Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University


Ms. Diane Fulton

MBA, William Carey College | BS, Computer & Information Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi

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Ms. Sandra Gibson

MS, Computer Science (NSF CyberCorps Scholar) | BS, Software Engineering, MSU

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Ms. Anna Harrison CISSP

Area of Expertise: Industrial Control Systems Security, Risk Management Framework

MS, Computer Science (NSF CyberCorps Scholar), Mississippi State University

Jason Hillman Cybersecurity Instructor

Mr. Jason Hillman CISSP, PMP

Area of Expertise: Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Resiliency, Collaborative Training Models, and Project Management

Master Teacher Program, United States Military Academy (USMA) | Joint Cyber Operations Course, National Defense University, Norfolk | Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Webster University | Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy

eleashia hodges

Ms. Eleashia Hodges

Area of Expertise: Information Assurance and Information Security

MS in Computer Science & Cyber Security, Jackson State University | BS in Software Engineering (NSF CyberCorps Scholar), Mississippi State University

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Mr. Charlie Hudnall

Area of Expertise: Sensor Processing (Wideband RF Systems and Open Systems Architectures) and Microelectronics (Trusted/Assured Architectures and Packaging)

PhD, Computer Engineering (ABD), Mississippi State University | MSE, Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University | BS, Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University

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Dr. Henry Jones

Director of Research Development and Scientific Entrepreneurship, USM

Area of Expertise: Data science, Autonomous robotics, Embedded systems, Lean and agile methods

PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University | MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University | BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi


Silvia Preston

Dr. Silvia Preston

Area of Expertise: Databases, IoT, Programming Languages, Software Engineering

PhD, Computational Science, University of Southern MIssissippi | MS Computer Sciences | BS Computer Science

darwin rivera

Mr. Darwin Rivera, CISSP, PMP

Area of Expertise: Cyber/Information Security, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, Project/Program  Management, Qualitative Research, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Technology

PhD Administrative Science/Information Systems, IE University Madrid Spain (ABD) | Master of Business Administration | BS in Management/Computer Information Systems

Robert Sanchez

Mr. Robert Sanchez

MS, Information Assurance and Security, American Military University

Lisa Vaughan CISSP PMP

Ms. Lisa Vaughan CISSP, PMP

Area of Expertise: IT transformation and modernization, IT leadership and project management Cybersecurity governance and remediation

MBA, Millsaps College

Lacey Wicks

Ms. Lacey Wicks

M.S..Computer Science, Jackson State University


  • Phillip Blake - Sev1Tech, Sr. Principal Engineer / Architect 
  • Dr. Mark Boutwell - Department of Defense
  • Chris Bullock - Chief Information Officer, YAKAccess
  • Ben Cohen - Chief Information Officer, Mississippi Department of Transportation
  • Cole Crosby - Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc., Account Manager 
  • Julia Fink - Branch Chief, United States Special Operations Command  
  • Jason Hillman PMP, CISSP - Cybersecurity Sr Project Manager, Moody's
  • Eleashia Hodges - Cyber Security Validator, Perspecta
  • Charlie Hudnall – VP/Chief Technologist, Microelectronics, Mercury Systems
  • Maria McNeil CISM, CTPRP, CDPSE, CISSP - Director Information Security, The Hartford
  • Darwin Rivera PMP, CISSP - Director Sales Engineering and Architecture - Americas, HID Global
  • Lisa Vaughan, PMP, CISSP - Executive Director of Information Technology,  Hexagon US Federal
  • Christina Willis, CISSP, CISA - AVP, Bank of America
  • Stephen Wrighton - Chief Information Officer, Software Consulting Services, LLC.

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