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Faculty

Adams

Joel C. Adams

Professor, Department Chair

616-526-8666

North Hall 299A

adams@calvin.edu

Interests: computer science education, distributed systems, fault-tolerant computing, high performance computing, object-oriented programming, networking

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Patrick Bailey

Associate Professor

616-526-7543

North Hall 291

pmb4@calvin.edu

Interests: database technology, architecture-centric project management, software maintenance, ASP.Net, data mining

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Earl D. Fife

Professor

616-526-6403

North Hall 293

fife@calvin.edu

Interests: computer forensics, computer security, cryptography, number theory

Dr. Fife has a joint appointment with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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Serita Nelesen

Assistant Professor

616-526-8562

North Hall 296

snelesen@calvin.edu

Interests: computational biology, automated theorem proving, numerical analysis

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Victor Norman

Assistant Professor

616-526-7805

North Hall 297

vtn2@calvin.edu

Interests: Computer Science education; distributed compilation systems; computers and missions.

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Harry Plantinga

Professor

616-526-6860

North Hall 299

hplantin@calvin.edu

Interests: computer graphics, computational geometry, design and analysis of algorithms, digital libraries and the Christian Classics Ethereal Library

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616-526-7111

North Hall 290

kvlinden@calvin.edu

Interests: natural language engineering, human-computer interaction, software engineering, and cognitive science

Adjunct Faculty

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Fred Ferwerda

Adjunct

Interests: Microsoft Office applications, financial planning, tax assistance

Forrest Wakeman

Adjunct

North Hall 298

fow2@calvin.edu

Emeriti

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David Laverell

Professor Emeritus

616-526-6691

North Hall 297

lave@calvin.edu

Interests: networking, computer architecture, computer security, intellectual property

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Sanford Leestma

Professor Emeritus

Interests: numerical analysis, computer science education

Dr. Leestma is the department’s first faculty emeritus.

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Larry Nyhoff

Professor Emeritus, Adjunct

Interests: programming languages, algorithm and data structure design and analysis, computer science education

Contributing Faculty

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Interests: computational statistics, scientific computing, computational complexity theory, theoretical computer science

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Interests: computability theory (formerly called recursion theory), cognitive science (especially formal models of learning), tournaments (especially ranking problems)

Staff

Gary

Gary Draving

System Administrator

616-526-8723

Science Building 321B

gbd2@calvin.edu

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Sharon Gould

Administrative Assistant

616-526-7163

North Hall 270

seg5@calvin.edu

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Nyna Sykes

Associate Director, Christian Classics Ethereal Library

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Brian Vanderwal

Web Developer, Christian Classics Ethereal Library