Math & Computer Science Department Faculty


Al CawnsAl Cawns
Chair & Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7127
cawnsae@webster.edu
EAB 322

Professor Al Cawns has a A.B.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale, a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Rolla ( Missouri Science and Technology), M.E. Administration Washington University, a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering With highest honors University of Missouri - Rolla ( Missouri Science and Technology) , and a A. B. in Mathematics from Drury College [ Drury University] Springfield, Missouri. Al's areas of teaching include database operating systems, computer security and computer architecture. His areas of research are in database and information systems.


Brenda Boyce
Associate Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7570
boycebk@webster.edu
EAB 372

Brenda Boyce received her B.S. in Chemistry and B.S. in Biology from Quincy Unversity and her M.S. in Management Information Systems from The University of Missouri. Brenda's areas of teaching includes data structures, statistics, research methodology and systems concepts.


Janet KourikJanet Kourik
Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7571
kourikjl@webster.edu
EAB 369

Dr. Janet Kourik has a B.S.C.S. from Webster University, an M.A. from Webster University and a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kourik's areas of teaching include database concepts and applications, information systems, operating systems, and distributed systems. Janet's areas of research include databases and analytics, agile methods, informatics, and computer science education. She has been published in the Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, Journal of Research in Higher Education, as well as national and international conference proceedings including ACM SIGMIS-CPR, ACM SIGCSE, CSEET, CSEDU, ACM SIGUCCS, ITNG, and PICMET.


Ali OlivaAli Ovlia
Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7878
aovlia@webster.edu
EAB 375

Dr. Ali Ovlia has a B.S. in Marine Engineering, a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Management from Webster University. Dr. Ovlia's areas of teaching include information systems, decision support systems, information analysis data communications and networks architecture. Ali's areas of research include systems modeling intelligence systems. His book Accounting Information System: The Crossroads of Accounting and IT was published in 2011.


Carol SchwabCarol Schwab
Associate Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7177
schwabca@webster.edu
EAB 362

Professor Carol Schwab has a B.S. in Mathematics & Education, a M.S. in Computer Education from Webster University and a M.A. in Teaching (Mathematics & Computer Studies) from Southeast Missouri State College (now University). Carol's areas of teaching include mathematics and computer programming and her areas of research include mathematics education in elementary schools.


Martha SmithMartha Smith
Associate Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7678
smithma@webster.edu
EAB 374

Professor Martha Smith has a B.A. in Computer Science from Webster University, a M.S. in Computer Science Distributed Systems from Webster University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Saint Louis University (2012). Martha's areas of teaching include object-oriented programming, data structures, database analysis design, & web usability and accessibility. Martha's areas of research include underrepresentation of minorities in computer science and human-computer interaction (HCI).


JiangPing WangJiangPing Wang
Associate Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-8602
wang@webster.edu
EAB 375

Dr. JiangPing Wang has a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, a M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri. Dr. Wang's areas of teaching include database design, database applications, data warehousing, web databases, database in web services, distributed application development, computer programming, operating systems and computer architecture. His areas of research include database management systems, decision support systems, business intelligence, e-commerce data processing, and software project management. Dr. Wang has been published in Web Enabled Online Analytical Processing for Intelligent Business Decision-Making and the proceedings of 10th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business. 


John AleshunasJohn Aleshunas
Associate Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7565
jalesh@webster.edu
EAB 376

Professor John Aleshunas received his B.S. in Math from Carnegie Mellon, his M.S. in Computer Science from Missouri Institute of Science and Technology and his Ph.D. from The University of Missouri, Saint Louis. John's areas of teaching include data mining, systems analysis, and data analytics. John's areas of research include evolutionary computation (genetic programming), machine learning and sabermetrics. John has been published in the Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Congress on Evolutionary Computation.


Larry GrandaLarry Granda
Associate Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7699
grandlar@webster.edu
EAB 364

Dr. Larry Granda has a B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Philosophy from Webster University, a M.A. in Mathematics from Saint Louis University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Saint Louis University. Dr. Granda's area of teaching is mathematics and his area of research is Low-Dimensional Topology. He has been published in Houston Journal of Mathematics and Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications.


Peter MaherPete Maher
Associate Dean
Professor, Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-8622
maherp@webster.edu
EAB 321

Dr. Peter Maher has a B.S. in Mathematics, University of Wales, a M.S. Computer Science, University of Wales and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Emphasis in Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Wales. Dr. Maher's areas of teaching include data structures and algorithms, object oriented analysis and design and agile software development. Peter's areas of research include agile development methodologies, software methodologies for outsourcing companies, effective assessment techniques and management. He has been published in Research in Higher Education Journal, IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering and Training (CSEET), International Conference on Information Technology New Generations (ITNG) and American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences.


Ed SakuraiEd Sakurai
Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7023
sakuraet@webster.edu
EAB 360

Dr. Ed Sakurai has a M.S. in Mathematics from Reed College and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Washington University. Dr. Sakuria's area of teaching is mathematics.


Quinn ShaoQuinn Shao
Associate Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-7608
qshao@webster.edu
EAB 378

Professor Quinn Shao has a B.A. from Shandong University, a M.A. in Education from from Simon Fraser University and a M.S. from the University of Wyoming. Professor Shao's areas of teaching include object oriented programming, operating systems, and web development. Her areas of research include comparative Studies in computing education and web development. She has been published in AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education); HICE (Hawaii International Conference on Education); SITE (Advancement of Computing at Society for Information Technology and Education) and ACIS (Association for Computer & Information Science); ACM Southeast Conference.


Xiaoyuan SuoXiaoyuan Suo
Assistant Professor
Math & Computer Science Department
(314) 246-2359
xiaoyuansuo51@webster.edu
EAB 371

Dr. Xiaoyuan Suo received her B.S. M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia State University. Dr. Suo's areas of teaching include programming, telecommunications and network architecture. Her areas of research include user studies on touch based visualization systems, developing methodologies on building user friendly touch based visualizations, and touch based visualization design analysis. She has been published in the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Visual Computing and Lecture Notes in Computer Science.