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Delvin Defoe

Associate Professor

Dr. Delvin Defoe specializes in computer science education and memory management. Through his research with students, he has investigated ways to use mobile game development to improve student learning in computer science courses. A native of Dominica, Dr. Defoe recently completed a 13-month private-industry sabbatical with Software Engineering Professionals, which helped him implement new course material based on industry trends. He also has encouraged youths toward STEM careers through his association with the institute’s Operation Catapult and Explore Engineering programs.

Teaching Interests

  • Web development
  • Computer science education
  • Memory management
  • Object oriented software development

Research Experiences

  • Full stack web development with JavaScript frameworks
  • Computer science education
  • Designing and analyzing on-the-fly memory management techniques
  • Developing fundamental computer science/software engineering curriculum
  • Integrating concurrency and scalability in computer science/software engineering curriculum

Academic Degrees

  • PhD., Washington University in St. Louis, Computer Science, 2007
  • M.S., Washington University in St. Louis, Computer Science, 2003
  • B.S., Midwestern State University, Computer Science and Mathematics, 2001