Prof. Dr. Stephen B. Seidman
College of Science and Engineering
Texas State University
Stephen B. Seidman is dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics from City College of New York in 1964 and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1969. Before joining Texas State in August 2009, he held administrative positions at several universities. These positions include dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas (2006-09), founding dean of the College of Computing Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (2001-05), chair of the Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University (1996-2001), and head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Auburn University (1990-96).
In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Seidman has held computer science and mathematics faculty positions at New York University and George Mason University. His research interests include mathematical social science, parallel computing, and software engineering. He is the author of over 60 papers and two books.
More recently, Dr. Seidman’s interests are in the area of computing education and computing professionalism. He played a leading role in the development of an international standard for software engineering certification, and he has worked with the international IP3 effort to develop a program to accredit computing societies to certify information technology professionals.
Dr. Seidman is a leader in US computing accreditation. Since 2010, he has been a member of ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission. He has been a member of the board of trustees of CSAB (the society responsible for ABET computing accreditation) since 2006, serving as CSAB president from 2009 to 2011.
Dr. Seidman is a long-term IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) volunteer. He has been a member of the IEEE-CS Board of Governors (2003-05) and the IEEE-CS Executive Committee (2005-08). He has served the Computer Society as Secretary (2005), Treasurer (2006) and Vice-President for Educational Activities (2007-2008).