Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Professor
Ph.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Jodi L. Tims

Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Professor

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Contact: 

(440) 826-2052,  jltims@bw.edu

Dr. Jodi L. Tims is a professor of computer science and chair of the department of mathematics and computer science. Tims earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a master’s degree and doctorate in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh. She began teaching at the university level in 1982 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) as an instructor of mathematics.  Upon completing her master’s, Tims became an assistant professor of computer science at UPJ. In 1992, she received the Edward A. Vizzini Natural Science Division Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 1994 was tenured and promoted to associate professor. After earning her doctorate in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh with an emphasis on programming languages and compilation for distributed memory parallel systems, she accepted a position as associate professor and coordinator of computer science at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. She moved into her current position at Baldwin Wallace in 2002 and was promoted to professor in 2004. In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Tims serves on numerous university-wide committees and is a member of the board of directors of OHTech (formerly Northeast Ohio Software Association); the executive board of the Regional Information Technology Engagement (RITE) Board of Northeast Ohio; and the ACM-W executive council, where she is currently vice chair and previously led the Celebrations of Women in Computing project.  She served as program chair for the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing (OCWiC) held in 2009 and 2011 and general chair of OCWiC in 2013.  Currently, Tims is a co-chair for the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) symposium in 2016, which will be held in Memphis, Tennessee.

Publications

Jodi Tims, Stuart Zweben, Yan Timanovsky, Jane Chu Prey, “ACM NDC Study: The 2015 Survey of Non-Doctoral-Granting Departments in Computing”, ACM Inroads, Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2015, Association for Computing Machinery.

Jane Chu Prey, Yan Timanovsky, Jodi L. Tims, and Stuart Zweben, “ACM NDC Study: Second Annual Study of Non-Doctoral-Granting Departments in Computing”, ACM Inroads, Vol. 5, No. 3, September 2014, Association for Computing Machinery.

Jane Chu Prey, Yan Timanovsky, Jodi L. Tims, and Stuart Zweben, “ACM NDC Study: A New Annual Study of Non-Doctoral-Granting Departments in Computing”, ACM Inroads, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2013, Association for Computing Machinery.

Tims, Jodi L., and Williams, Susan R., “The Taurus Project: A Complement to the Taulbee Report”, ACM Inroads, Vol. 3, No.1, March 2012, Association for Computing Machinery.

Tims, Jodi L., and Kelm, Pat, "The Development of a Computer Resource Room for 'At Risk' Students: A Case Study", Education for an Information Age: Teaching in the Computerized Classroom, Brown & Benchmark Publishers.

Tims, Jodi L, Gupta, Rajiv, and Soffa, Mary Lou, "Data Flow Driven Dynamic Data Partitioning", Proceedings of ACM SIGPLAN Fourth Workshop on Languages, Compilers, and Run-Tims Systems for Scalable Computers, Springer-Verlag Publishers.

Curriculum Vitae