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School of Computing


As technology continues to advance and influence our everyday world, the need for leaders with both advanced knowledge and integrity is paramount. Lipscomb is a leader in Nashville’s booming tech industry and has supplied the industry with computing technology talent for nearly 40 years. Housed within the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering, the School of Computing has the resources and connections to take you to the next level.

Lipscomb's innovative, multidisciplinary programs include collaborative partnerships that provide you real-world learning experiences. Work alongside a vibrant group of dedicated faculty who care about you as a whole person and are committed to your growth. You will develop the analytical, mathematical and technical skills to become a leader in your desired or respective field — influencing Nashville’s tech industry and beyond.

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Undergraduate Programs

This is an exciting time to be in the tech industry and at Lipscomb! Discover how we can prepare you to build the next generation of computational and technological tools and to be among the champions that lead the future of the tech industry.

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Graduate Programs

The first graduate AI degree program available in Nashville holds a tremendous amount of value. This cutting-edge program is designed to meet the growing demand for AI expertise across industries, offering flexibility and accessibility to seasoned and aspiring professionals.

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Job Placement 6 Months After Graduation

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Computing Technology Programs

As a leader in Nashville’s booming technology industry, we’ve created the most computing degrees in the state so you don’t have to choose between your passion and your major. With innovative and uniquely multi-disciplinary programs in computer science, cybersecurity, software engineering and information technology, we’ll equip you for a promising career in systems engineering, science, or security. Whatever it is – you have dozens of careers to consider – our rigorous curriculum will prepare you to stand out in whichever field you choose.

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Graduate Spotlight

Lipscomb has many esteemed computing technology graduates who go on for great things. During his senior year, Ian Reitmaier was approached by Associate Professor Steve Nordstrom about the opportunity to create an application for Nissan USA. Read more about this work to see how our students utilize their skills in real world situations.

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Meet the key people that make up the School of Computing.

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    Steve Nordstrom

    Associate Dean, School of Computing

    Dr. Nordstrom has served in several teaching and administrative roles in engineering and computing since joining the faculty of Lipscomb University in 2008. He currently serves as Associate Dean of...

    Meet Steve Nordstrom
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    Amy Algood

    Assistant to the Associate Dean

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    Bryan Crawley

    Associate Professor

    Bryan Crawley brings to Lipscomb more than 40 years of experience as a software professional. In addition to serving many years as a computer science professor, he has worked in...

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    Susan Hammond

    Associate Professor and Chair, Computer Science

    Dr. Susan Hammond has been working in academia since January 2012. She loves working with students to help them develop their skills in the area of computing. Prior to joining...

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  • Ken Mayer

    Ken Mayer, Jr.

    Assistant Professor

    Ken received his first computer in the early 80's, a Commodore 64! This sparked his lifelong interest in computing, especially IT hardware. Just like many students who have gone for...

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    Chris Simmons

    Associate Professor

    Chris Simmons is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, followed by a Master's degree in Information Technology from Carnegie...

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    Dwayne Towell

    Associate Professor

    Dwayne caught the programming bug before the personal computing era. He represented Abilene Christian University as part of their International Computer Programming Contest team, placing sixth before graduating with a...

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Undergraduate Programs

Through our collaborative partnerships with industry, business, government, school and nonprofit organizations, you will engage in invaluable, real-world learning opportunities in-and-out of the classroom. At Lipscomb, you will be equipped with the foundational skills you’ll need to make a difference.

Graduate Programs

Lipscomb University's innovative Applied Artificial Intelligence program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills and practical experience essential to thrive in this burgeoning field through a Master of Science degree or graduate certificate.