Redefining the Classroom

Faculty and Staff

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith

    Assistant Professor
    B.S. Lake Superior State University; M.S. University of Michigan; Ph.D. University of Minnesota
    Phone: (906) 635-2162
    Office: CAS 206F

    In October of 2014, Dr. Smith attended the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers conference on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC). At the conference he published and presented his work on computer vision to track textures in video streams. The paper’s title is Anisotropic Fractal Snakes.

    Dr. Christopher Smith attended the annual Association for Computing Machinery Conference of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education: The 2014 ACM SIGCSE Conference. Support from his National Science Foundation grant provided enough funding to take two undergraduate students to the conference. The students worked on the NSF grant with Dr. Smith.  They spent their time attending talks, speaking with exhibitors, and even meeting the author of one of their textbooks. 

    Kathleen Kalata

    Kathleen Kalata

    Assistant Professor
    BSN 1989, University of St. Francis; MBA, University of Illinois; MS, University of Illinois PhD, Western Michigan University 2014
    Phone: (906) 635-2747
    Office: CAS 206C

    Evan Schemm

    Evan Schemm

    BS 1995, MS 1998, PhD 2002, Michigan Technological University
    Phone: (906) 635-2633
    Office: CAS 206K

    Colleen Barr

    Colleen Barr

    Academic Assistant
    School of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Phone: 906-635-2441
    Office:  CAS 206

  • Our Teaching Philosophy

    All courses and labs are taught by professors, not graduate students.

    Our Faculty believes in you! The Faculty become your guide and mentor you through-out the program.  Faculty have open door policies, allowing you to choose your advisor.

    Faculty are involved with students.

    Faculty are dedicated to developing a successful computer science program and teaching. Two of the computer science faculty, Dr. Christopher Smith and Dr. Mark Terwilliger are both alumni from the LSSU computer science program!