Mar 30, 2023  
2019-20 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-20 Graduate Bulletin Archived

Department of Computer Science

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Deborah L. Dunn, chair
Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building, Room 312
(936) 468-2508
Fax: (936) 468-7086
P.O. Box 13063, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


The Department of Computer Science offers a Master of Science in cyber security. It also offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science in natural sciences. (See College of Sciences and Mathematics website.) Selected computer science courses may be used as a graduate minor in other areas. A graduate minor consists of at least nine hours. Graduate students also may take computer science courses as electives to support their degree plans.

Graduate Faculty


  • David A. Cook, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Software Engineering, Software Quality Assurance, Simulation, Software Verification and Validation
  • Deborah L. Dunn, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Database Management Systems, Business Applications

Assistant Professors

  • Dae J. Glendowne, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Malware Analysis, Memory Forensics, Applied Machine Learning
  • Puntitra S. Glendowne, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Data Analytics, Software Quality Modeling, Software Metrics, High Assurance Software Engineering
  • Christopher P. Ivancic, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Cyber Security and Information Assurance, Mobile Application Security, Software Engineering, Secure Software Development Practices
  • Pushkar V. Ogale, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Secure Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Retrieval and Pattern Recognition/Data Mining

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are awarded each year by the department. For graduate assistantship information and applications, contact the chair of the department.

Facilities for Graduate Work

The Department of Computer Science is located in the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building. In addition to utilizing the central computer system that is located in the university Computer Center, the department maintains a computing laboratory containing microcomputer systems, printers and communications equipment with access to the campus network and the internet. In addition, a wide variety of software is available in the laboratory for student use.

Student Organizations

The Computer Science Club is sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and is open to all students. This organization should be of particular interest to students who desire to become acquainted with the computing profession, computing professionals and students with similar interests.

Membership in Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the computer science honor society, is for selected juniors, seniors and graduate students who maintain specified scholastic standards. Students who want to be considered for this honor should consult the Delta Chapter faculty advisor or a student officer.



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