Lawrence J. Osborne, Ph.D. — Professor of Computer Science

“Do the weekly assignments and be competent in at least one high level programming language.”

Degrees Held:

Ph.D. in Computer Science – University of Missouri at Rolla, 1989

Department: Education

Career highlights:

  • Chair of Computer Science Department at Lamar University from 1993 to 2013
  • Lecture at 1991 European Congress in Operational Research in Aachen, Germany
  • co-PI on NSF Grant in 2018 on Network Infrastructure for Lamar University
    • In which online Lamar degree program(s) do you teach?

      B.S. in Computer Information Sciences

    • What do your students in these courses learn?

      Discrete mathematics, networking and algorithms

    • Why did you start teaching?

      I wanted a career that allowed me to continue to do research while contributing to the next generation of students.

    • What advice would you give those considering your online program(s)?

      Do the weekly assignments and be competent in at least one high level programming language.

    • What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

      The rapid advance in science, technology, and ethical standards in computing.

    • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

      "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" by Alan Turing

    • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

      I taught for three years in Jamaica.

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