Dr. Mary L. Smith has been an information systems professional for more than twenty-five years. She has provided business, government, and individual clients with customized technology solutions and leveraged extensive technical expertise to deliver advice on the appropriate, most cost-efficient use of technology. In addition, she has provided technical support and troubleshooting in newly developed information systems, designed customized courseware for client instructional needs, delivered technical presentations, and conducted training sessions. She has interfaced with client management in reporting the progress of training programs and liaised with vendors in the procurement, implementation, and support of third-party software applications.
Dr. Smith taught in the Master of Science in Information Systems program at Hawaii Pacific University for twelve years. She taught graduate information system courses at St. Edwards University, undergraduate computer science courses at Concordia University in Austin, TX, and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Hawaii Pacific University, teaching various undergraduate computer science courses while leading the program review and ABET accreditation effort for the Computer Science department. Her research interests are parallel and distributed computing, promoting computer science to underrepresented groups through summer camps, and experiential learning.