Computer Information Systems Faculty


Mario Guimaraes

Dr. Mario Guimaraes
Professor & Chair of Computer Information Systems
Contact: Mario.Guimaraes@TLC.edu

Dr. Mario Guimaraes, chair of the department, has extensive experience with Database Management, Game Development, Gamification and related fields with industry and academia experience in both the United States and abroad. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro, with Emphasis in Educational Software and Gamificiation and completed an NSF sponsored post-doctorate studies at University of Maryland University College in Information Assurance He has experience in developing software related to many different fields such as gamification, geographical information systems, stock market and accounting. Dr. Guimaraes has been the Principal Investigator for multiple National Science Foundation Grants to develop software for teaching databases. He has served on over a dozen NSF panels as grant evaluator and advises students in applying for NSF sponsored summer internships. Read full biography.


Mark Barnum

Mark Barnum
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator

Contact: mark.barnum@TLC.edu

A network administrator at ERI Economic Research Institute and technology coordinator at Stanwood Camano Learning Center, Barnum has worked nearly fifteen years computing systems in the business and non-profit environments. He holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Irvine.


Dr. Betsi Little

Dr. Betsi Little
Professor & Chair of Psychology
Contact: 425.249.4725, betsi.little@TLC.edu

Dr. Little is best known to students for her commitment to academic rigor, student learning through quantitative research, and dedication to deep mentoring relationships and excellent advising. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of North Dakota. Read full biography.