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Virginia Eaton
Professor
School of Acctg, Finan, & Info Serv
HMPH 338
318-342-1848
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Virginia Eaton, EdD
Professor, Computer Science

Education

EdD

1987, Computer Science
Vanderbilt University

MS

1984, Computer Science
Texas A & M at Commerce

MA

1970, English
University of Texas at Arlington

BA

1969, English and Mathematics
Stephen F. Austin State University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Virginia Eaton is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM); she has been a faculty member since August 1988.  Her favorite classes to teach are introduction to computer programming, introduction to discrete structures, computer organization and assembly language programming, organization of programming languages, and computer architecture.  She enjoys interacting with the students in her classes and with her advisees.

During her years at ULM, Dr. Eaton has been a very successful grant writer; her funded grants have brought thousands of dollars to the University.  She has also served as a visiting scientist at the National Science Foundation, where she served as a program director overseeing the review and funding of grants for a variety of programs.  At ULM she served as the Director of Graduate Studies and Research from 2002 to 2007. 

In addition to writing grants, Dr. Eaton has presented and published a number of papers related to computer science education.  Her current research is focused on social media and cyber security. 

Dr. Eaton is very committed to serving her program, school, university, and community.  She is the faculty advisor for Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the national honor society for computer science.  She serves on and chairs a number of committees at ULM.  She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Monroe, where she teaches an adult Sunday school class.  One of her favorite activities is organizing and serving lunch at the Desiard Street Homeless Shelter.  She is a breast cancer survivor, who is always willing to share her story and give support to others.

Research Interests

Dr. Eaton's current research is focused on computer science education, social media, and cyber security. 

Professional Positions

August 1999

Professor, ULM/CBSS/SAFIS/CSCI

August 2009 May 2008

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/Morehouse Elem MSP

August 2009 May 2008

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/Monroe City Elem MSP

August 2009 May 2008

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/Concordia Elem MSP

August 2009 January 2008

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/Upward Bound

August 2009 July 2007

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/Morehouse HS MSP

August 2009 July 2007

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/Franklin HS MSP

August 2009 January 2007

Director, Delta Regional Educators' Academy (DREAM), ULM/DREAM

June 2008 May 2007

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/LaSIP 3M Project

May 2008 July 2007

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/Tensas HS MSP

February 2008 January 2007

Project Director, ULM/DREAM/DAMSALS^2

June 2007 July 2002

Director, Graduate Studies and Research, ULM/GSR

August 2000 June 1997

Project Director, National Science Foundation/CISE

July 1992 August 1990

Program Director, National Science Foundation/EISE

July 1988 August 1984

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Western Kentucky University

Licensure & Certification

Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
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Designing and maintaining a business web site using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Awards & Honors

June 2011 Best Paper Award.

May 2011 Excellence in Presentation.

Courses Taught

BUSN 3005BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 39 course(s)

CINS 2020INTRO TO BUSINESS PROGRAMMING, 7 course(s)

CINS 3002INTERMD BUSINESS PROGRAMMING, 3 course(s)

CINS 3006DATA BASE APPLICATION DEV, 2 course(s)

CSCI 2000INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, 8 course(s)

CSCI 2026INTRO TO DISCRETE STRUCTURES, 8 course(s)

CSCI 2053COMP ORG & ASSEMBLY LANG PROG, 4 course(s)

CSCI 3010ORG OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, 1 course(s)

CSCI 3020Object-Orien Design/Prog, 1 course(s)

CSCI 3098Computer Projects, 1 course(s)

CSCI 4012COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, 1 course(s)

CSCI 4042Simulation & Modeling, 1 course(s)

CSCI 5005Computer Application, 1 course(s)

CURR 4081Cont Stud In C & I, 1 course(s)