Dr. Mary Ellen Weisskopf

Assistant Professor, Computer Science


5000 Technology Drive NW
Olin B. King Technology Hall
Room N300A
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1989
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1980
  • B.S., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 1960

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Catherine Cooper Cater Outstanding Graduate, 1989 (Awarded by the Alabama Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors)
  • Outstanding Computer Science Graduate (M.S.), 1980
  • Outstanding Computer Science Graduate (Ph.D.), 1989


  • Associate Chair, 1997 - present, Serve as acting chair in absence of chair, process undergraduate POS, graduation applications, etc., other duties as needed
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator, 1990-present, Responsible for course content, programmatic changes, evaluating transfer credits for equivalence, etc. Act as advisor to students who do not yet have an advisor; liaison to advisement centers.
  • Math Lecturers' reappointment committees, 2005-present, Member
  • University Judicial Board, 2005-2011, Member
  • Program Committee, 42nd annual ACM Southeast conference, 2004, Member
  • ABET accreditation review, 2008-2009 2003-2004 2008-2009 2014-2015, Participated in preparation of self-study document by writing responses to questions related to curriculum, student advising, similar topics. Coordinated preparation of files and displays
  • Committee to select new chair of Computer Science Department, Spring 2000. Summer 2002, Chair
  • Faculty Search Committee, 1995 - 2000, Member
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1991-present, chair
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant training and supervision, 1993-present, Conduct organizational meetings for GTAs at beginning of each term; assign duties to GTAs; organize training sessions, etc.


  • Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems

Recent Publications

  • Cox, G., Hughes, William E., Etzkorn, Letha H., and Weisskopf, Mary E., "Predicting Computer Science PhD Completion: A Case Study," IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 52, No. 1, Feb. 2009, pp.137-143. Refereed

  • Carter, Donna M, Aygun, Ramazan, Cox, Glenn, Weisskopf, Mary Ellen, Etzkorn, Letha, "The Effect of Uncontrolled Concurrency on Model Checking," Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Vol20, Issue12, pp. 1419-1438, August 2008.

  • Etzkorn, L.H., Gholston, S., Weisskopf, M.E., "A Study of Student Performance in Combined Courses," Journal of Information Systems Education, Vol 15 (2), July, 2004. Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

  • Lab Manual For CS 107, Lab Manual for CS 207. Published in-house, used from fall of 1994 through summer of 2001.

  • Timothy S. Newman, Mary Ellen Weisskopf, and Malcolm Morrison, "CS 090: The Case for a Developmental Course in Computer Science", The Journal of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1999, pp. 15-33