Faculty

Valpo’s CIS faculty members are talented scholars and practitioners of Computing and Information Technology who are deeply committed to teaching.

Faculty Engagement

  • Aysegul YayimliAssociate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computing and Information Sciences
  • James Caristi Professor of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Michael Glass Associate Professor of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Karl SchmittAffiliate Assistant Professor of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Nicholas RosascoAssistant Professor of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Saso PoposkiLecturer in Computing and Information Sciences
  • Sonja StreuberLecturer in Computing and Information Sciences
  • Polly WainwrightLecturer in Computing and Information Sciences
  • Robert WichlinskiLecturer in Computing and Information Sciences
  • Mark DeMateoAdjunct Instructor and Director of Client Services
  • Paul LapsanskyAdjunct Instructor Director of Technical Services
  • Peter SedrakMSIT Capstone Instructor for IT 670 Professional Development
  • Kimberly Jana TomkiewiczAcademic Advisor and Capstone Coordinator for the MSIT Programs

CIS professors bring a wealth of professional and academic knowledge to the classroom. The CIS faculty has a diverse background, with varying interests and areas of expertise, including:
Computer simulation
Software design
Artificial intelligence
Intelligent tutoring systems
Educational dialogue
Natural language processing
Discrete mathematics
Theories of computation

Each faculty member is involved with one (if not more) of the numerous professional organizations in the field of computer science, keeping our professors abreast of current issues facing the nation’s computer science education.

The CIS faculty strives to develop individual relationships with students through small classes, open office hours, and research projects that involve students, offering valuable insight into the professional world of computing and information technology.