Ph. D, Major: Computer Science, Emphasis: Software Engineering, 1999. University of Missouri-Rolla, Department of Computer Science. Dissertation: An Intelligent Software Design Argumentation Methodology for Capturing and Analyzing Design Rationale from Multiple Perspectives.
M.S.C.S.E., Major: Computer Science Education, 1986. University of Evansville.
M.S.T., Major: Mathematics, 1982. University of Missouri-Columbia.
B.S., Major: Mathematics, Minor: Chemistry, Teaching Certificate (7-12) Mathematics and Chemistry, 1980. Southwest Baptist University.
Drury University: Associate Professor Computer Science, 2004-present
Courses Taught at Drury University include:
CSCI 251 Introduction to Computer Science CSCI 261 Data Structures CSCI 331 Operating Systems CSCI 351 Programming Languages CSCI 373 Software Engineering CSCI 454 Compiler Theory CSCI 493 Computer Science Research & Development
Southwest Baptist University: , 2000 - 2004, Associate Professor, 1989 - 2000, Assistant Professor, 1983-1989, (sabbatical 1995-1996, educational leave 1996-1998)
Courses Taught at Southwest Baptist University include:
Undergraduate CIS 141 Introduction to UNIX CIS 1144 Computer Science I CIS 1154 Computer Science II CIS 2213 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design CIS 2233 Machine Organization CIS 2253 Internet Programming CIS 3313 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design CIS 3323 Database Management Systems Design CIS 3333 Advanced Data Structures CIS 4433 Numerical Analysis CIS 4443 Networks CIS 4462 Applied Design and Programming I CIS 4472 Applied Design and Programming II MAT 1173 Discrete Mathematics Special Topics in: Computer Graphics, Software Engineering Economics, Neural Networks, Parallel Processing Graduate CIS 5123 Management Information Systems and E-Commerce (Online)
University of Missouri-Rolla: Department of Computer Science, Teaching Fellow, 1997-1998, Teaching Assistant, Summer 1996 & 1997, Research Assistant, 1995-1997.
Courses Taught at the University of Missouri-Rolla include:
Cmp Sc 228 Introduction to Numerical Methods Cmp Sc 235 Computer Organization Cmp Sc 238 Introduction to File Processing/COBOL Cmp Sc 308 Object-Oriented Programming in C++
University of Missouri-Columbia: Teaching Assistant, 1980-1983.
DruryAdministrator for the Math/Computer Science Computer Lab
Administrator for the Math/Computer Science Web Server
SBUMember of the North Central Accreditation Steering Committee, 2003-Present
Co-Chairperson of the North Central Accreditation Subcommittee on Student Learning, 2003-Present
Chairperson of the Assessment Committee, 2002-Present
CIS Research Lab and Academic Unix System Administrator, 1998-Present
Chairperson of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, 2000-2003
Past-President of the SBU Faculty Senate, 2001-2002
President of the SBU Faculty Senate, 2000-2001
President Elect of the SBU Faculty Senate, 1999-2000
Chairperson of the Committee on Committee, 1999-2000
Member of the three person committee that drafted the SBU Faculty Senate Constitution
Chairperson of the Department of Computer Science (now Dept. of CIS), 1985-1995
The Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
Chancellor's Fellowship, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1995-1997
Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1982-1983
Carl Fredrick Hurst Memorial Mathematics Award, Southwest Baptist University, 1980
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education
The Consortium for Computer Science in Colleges (CCSC)
Professional Activities (since 1995)
Coach of the Drury CCSC:Central Plains programming team, 2005
Coach of the Drury ACM programming teams, 2004
Co-director of CCSC: Central Plains Student Web Site Contest, 1997-Present
Member of CCSC: Central Plains Regional Conference Committee, 1995-Present
Site Coordinator, ACM International Student Programming Contest, 2002-2003
Coach of the SBU ACM programming teams, 1998-2002
Member of CCSC: Central Plains Regional Steering Committee, 1998-2003
CCSC: Central Plains Regional Representative on the CCSC Board of Directors, 1995-1997
Chairperson of the 1st Annual CCSC: Central Plains Conference, 1995
Presentations (since 1995)
S. Sigman and T. S. Pennington, "Curriculum 2001, A Small College Perspective", The 8th Annual CCSC: Central Plains Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, March 2002.
"An Intelligent Argumentation Methodology for Capturing and Analyzing Designing Rationale from Multiple Perspectives," SEKE '99: The 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 1999.
Moderator, "The ACM Liberal Arts Curriculum Model," The 3rd Annual CCSC: Central Plains Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, April 1997.
S. Sigman and X. F. Liu, "A Computational Argumentation Methodology for Capturing and Analyzing Design Rationale Arising from Multiple Perspectives", Information and Software Technology, vol. 45, pp. 113-122, 2003.
S. Sigman and X. F. Liu, "An Intelligent Argumentation Methodology for Capturing and Analyzing Design Rationale from Multiple Perspectives, The Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Software and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE '99), pp. 227-231, June 1999. (Short version of paper above.)
S. Sigman, "An Intelligent Argumentation Methodology for Capturing and Analyzing Design Rationale from Multiple Perspectives, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri, 1999.S. Sigman, X. F. Liu, and G. Zorbist, "Concurrent Specification and Analysis of Software Quality Requirements from Multiple Perspectives," The Proceedings of the Second World Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology, vol. 1, pp. 460-467, December 1997.
S. Sigman and X. F. Liu, "Capture Software Design Rationale Based on an Integrated Analysis of Both Software Process and Product Quality Requirements from Multiple Perspectives," Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, vol. 5, no. 2, June 1997.
S. Sigman, "An Applied Software Engineering Course: A Summary of Eight Years of Experience," Proceedings of the Third Annual South Central Small college Computing Conference, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 78-83, May 1992.
S. Sigman, "Mathematics Support for Computing Degrees: A Small College Perspective," SIGCSE Bulletin, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 70-75, February 1987.
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