Dr. Mary Ellen Weisskopf

Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Dr. Mary Ellen Weisskopf's 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

Classes Taught

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.
  • Graduate Student Recruitment and Financial Aid Committee (ad hoc), 1995-present, participate in selection and recruitment of Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Judge, State Science Fair, 1997-present, judged computer science entries
  • Judging Coordinator for Computer Science, State Science Fair, 2000-present, coordinated judging of senior CS entries in contest coordinated both senior math and senior CS entries 2003-2010
  • College of Science Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Fall, 1999 – present
  • New Student Recruitment, ongoing, Organize displays for Open House and other recruitment activities. Meet with prospective students and parents during campus visits
  • University 101 Committee, (charged with developing a freshman level course to improve student success and retention), 1997-1999, member, Chaired by Dr. Fran Johnson
  • Student orientation sessions (COMPASS), ongoing, Represent CS department at new & transfer orientations
  • State of Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee, September 1996-present, Computer Science Pre-Professional Committee (member)
  • Search Committee for Director of Academic Advisement Center, 1997-98, Member
  • University Task Force on the Assessment of Student Outcomes, 1997– 98, Member, chaired by Dr. Faye Raines
  • Coordinate Operating Systems section of written M.S. comprehensive and Ph.D. preliminary exam, 1995 – present, Set the test questions and grade the results.
  • Served on numerous M.S. and Ph.D committees, 1994-present, Committee member


  • 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