Message from the Dean

Dr. Todd Andel

Welcome to the School of Computing! It is my distinct honor to serve as the Dean of such an amazing and exciting place, and along with all our faculty and staff we welcome you to our home. It is my goal everyday to lead the School of Computing towards an unmatched commitment to student success, the pursuit of research discoveries, and to support of our industry and community partners.

In addition to our world-class degree programs, many of our students participate in extracurricular activities including regional programming contests, cyber-security related competitions, internships, and faculty directed research projects. Our faculty are engaged in cutting edge research funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense, as well as numerous defense contractors. The University, through the School of Computing, is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Demand for computing graduates is high, with employment in computer and information technology occupations projected to grow 15 percent by 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The School of Computing is positioned to help meet that demand. Our alumni are filling roles supporting our national defense, as many are serving in positions with the federal government and defense contractors. Our graduates are also filling key positions supporting software development and infrastructure support in the tech and health care sectors. Computing really touches all aspects of our global society, and our graduates are well prepared to take on these challenging roles.

I invite you to explore all the opportunities the School of Computing and the University have to offer. Whether you are a prospective student, current student, alumni, or industry partner, the School of Computing is an exciting place to be!

Dr.  Todd Andel
Dean of School of Computing
University of South Alabama