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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.

Licensure & Certification

Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, www.certiport.com/adobe. (June 30 2011 - Present)

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Eaton, V., Cordova, J., Smith, L., Greer, T. (2018). A Comparison of CS Majors and Non-CS Majors Attitudes and Practices Regarding Password Strength (pp. 69-75). The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Eaton, V., Cordova, J., Smith, L., Greer, T. (2017). A Comparison of CS Majors and Non-CS Majors Attitudes Regarding Computer Security Threats (pp. 4-10). The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Cordova, J. L., Eaton, V., Taylor, K. W. (2011). Experiences in Wonderland: A Success Story with Alice. CCSC.
Eaton, V., Luse, D. W., Hodge, T. G. (2012). An Examination of Social Media Policy Usage of South Central United States’ Universities. Martin, Tennessee: Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education.

Research Grants

Eaton, V. J. (Principal), "AWS in Education Faculty Grant" (Funded), Sponsored By Amazon AWS Services, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3000. (January 2015 - Present).
Strunk, C. C. (Co-Principal), Magoun, A. D. (Co-Principal), Eaton, V. (Co-Principal), "The University of Louisiana Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship Program" (Not Funded), Sponsored By National Science Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $581852. (August 2010 - October 2010).
Taylor, K. W. (Supporting), Cordova, J. L. (Principal), Eaton, V. (Supporting), "Computer Science Wonderland" (Funded), Sponsored By Cyber Innovation Center/LA Tech, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $20000. (December 1 2009 - 2010).

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, 11 course(s)

CSCI 2053COMP ORG & ASSEMBLY LANG PROG, 5 course(s)

CSCI 3010ORG OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, 2 course(s)

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

CSCI 3098Computer Projects, 1 course(s)

CSCI 4012COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, 2 course(s)

CSCI 4042Simulation & Modeling, 1 course(s)

CSCI 5005Computer Application, 1 course(s)

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