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Faculty and Staff

CS Department Faculty and Staff

Our faculty members bring a variety of experiences in professional fields, such as business, IT, management, and government. The faculty members have interests that include quality teaching, curriculum development, technology, research, publishing, and professional leadership at the state, regional, national and international levels. The links below will provide more specific information about our faculty members.


Department Chair

Dr. Bruce Palmquist, Interim Computer Science Department ChairDr. Bruce Palmquist, Interim Department Chair
(Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minnesota - 1993)

Samuelson 207-C / Discovery Hall 218-B





Dr. Razvan Andonie, Professor, Director of the Computational Science Master's ProgramDr. Razvan Andonie, Professor
Director of the Computational Science Master's Program
(Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania - 1984)

Office Hours
Samuelson 216-B
(509) 963-1430



Dr. Donald Davendra, ProfessorDr. Donald Davendra, Professor
(Ph.D., Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic - 2009)

Office Hours
Samuelson 216-F
(509) 963-2901



Dr. Boris Kovalerchuk, ProfessorDr. Boris Kovalerchuk, Professor
(Ph.D., USSR Academy of Science, USSR - 1977)

Office Hours
Samuelson 224-A
(509) 963-1438




Dr. Arne Leitert, Assistant ProfessorDr. Arne Leitert, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Kent State University, Ohio - 2017)

Office Hours
Samuelson 216-C
(509) 963-1492



Dr. Szilárd VAJDA, Assistant ProfessorDr. Szilárd VAJDA, Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Henri Poincaré University, France - 2008)

Office Hours
Samuelson 216-E
(509) 963-1405


Adjunct Faculty


No photo at this timeSarah Abdul-Wahid, Senior Lecturer
(M.S., Idaho State University, Idaho - 1980)

Office Hours
Samuelson 224-C
(509) 963-2267



Dmytro Dovhalets, LecturerDmytro Dovhalets, Lecturer
(M.S., Central Washington University, Washington - 2018)

Office Hours
Samuelson 224-G
(509) 963-1451



Tatiana Harrison, Senior LecturerTatiana Harrison, Senior Lecturer
(M.S.E.E., St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, USSR - 1976)

Office Hours
Samuelson 224-B
(509) 963-1496



Dr. Rosemary Salter, Computer Science Senior LecturerDr. Rosemary Salter, Senior Lecturer
(Ph.D. Cornell University, New York)

Office Hours
Samuelson 224-E
(509) 963-2295


Department Advisor


No photo at this timeDeanna Marshall, Advisor
Discovery Hall 140
(509) 963-1498

Students seeking an appointment with their advisor should contact the College of the Sciences Advising Center main office or see their advisor’s Canvas page.



Department Staff


No photo at this timeMrs. Chris Stone, Secretary Senior
(B.S., Central Washington University, Washington - 2011)

Department Office Hours
Samuelson 207
(509) 963-1495


Emeritus Faculty


2014  -  Dr. James Schwing - Department Chair, Professor of Computer Science
2012  -  Dr. Ed Gellenbeck - Professor of Computer Science
1996  -  Dr. George Town - Professor of Computer Science
1993  -  Dr. Benard Martin - Professor of Computer Science & Mathematics
1991  -  Dr. Calvin Willberg - Professor of Computer Science & Geography

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