Dean's Welcome

Dr. Jeff-Chastine KSU Dean CCSE Photo

Welcome to the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University!

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to our college.  Our goal is simple: to make a positive impact on the lives of others through computing.  We do that not only through computing education, but research, engagement with industry, and active community outreach.   We see computing as a way to empower people and recognize that it can change lives for the better. 

Over the last five decades, I’ve been fortunate to see the development and adoption of technology into mainstream society.   Every now and then, something emerges that is so revolutionary it changes the way the world works, and it’s exciting.  It’s hard to imagine a day without the Internet, our smartphones, or (for some of you) videogames - and that list continues to grow.  Consequently, there is an ever-increasing demand for computing professionals. Computing is a continuously evolving discipline – and it’s one that is just as exciting and life changing today as it was in the past.

To that end, our college offers high-quality academic programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, including programs in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Data Science and Analytics, Software Engineering, Information Technology, and Game Design and Development.  Whether you are a new student, a career-changing student, or a seasoned veteran, CCSE has a pathway for you to obtain a cutting-edge education that meets the needs of the 21st century. 

If you’re a new student, thank you for choosing us!  I’d ask that you to learn everything you can while you’re here and, importantly, engage with us.  We have an amazing number of opportunities for you, such as interacting with our industry partners or conducting research with our faculty.  Do well, and always remember, we’re here to help you succeed. 

Again, welcome to CCSE and Go Owls!

Dr. Jeff Chastine
Dean [Interim] and Professor