New Computer Information Systems Chair announced


July 22, 2014

Mario GuimaraesAdding to its already growing Bachelor of Science program in Computer Information Systems, Trinity Lutheran College is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Mario Guimaraes as program chair and professor of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) department.

Guimaraes comes to Everett from Zayed University in Dubai. He was formerly professor at both Texas A & M University and Kenesaw State University in Georgia. He has teaching, industry and research experience in human computer interaction, databases, programming and data mining.

He is also skilled in working with multidisciplinary teams to design both games and educational software, and has research interests in video games and database security. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Brazil.

Guimaraes is a strong fit to lead Trinity’s Computer Information Systems program because of his many connections to the industry. With a 95% placement rate for graduates, the college values hiring faculty who will connect students to both internships and jobs in the local community. Guimaraes is poised to do just that. His international experience and his passion for video gaming are also assets for Trinity students.

Trinity’s Computer Information Systems program was launched last fall. One important component to Trinity’s Computer Information Systems major is that it integrates both technological and social perspectives in the study of information. Students receive in-depth training in database computer programming, mathematics and statistics along with courses in ethics and the social sciences.

There are two distinct features of Trinity’s Computer Information Systems program: one is its small class sizes, which allows students to gain one-on-one attention and mentoring from faculty, like Guimaraes, who have extensive experience working in the industry. The other is that a Computer Information Systems major at Trinity looks at the human and ethical aspects of data in the information age in addition to the technical aspects.

Guimaraes begins in his role on August 1. For more information about the Computer Information Systems program at Trinity, please visit www.tlc.edu/cis or call our Office of Admissions at 800.843.5659.