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TSYS School of Computer Science

TSYS School of Computer Science

Dr. Wayne Summers

Professor and Chairperson

Dr. Wayne Summers


Dr. Wayne Summers

Position: Department Chair / Professor
Office: Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 455
Phone: 706-507-8193
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Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences at St. Louis University Dissertation in Computer Science
M.S. in Mathematics at St. Louis University
B.S. in Mathematics at Ohio State University

Specialty Area

Computer and Network Security
Networks and their management
Wireless communications
Web Programming
Computers in Education


Wayne Summers earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Ohio State and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from St. Louis University in 1980 and 1986, respectively. He wrote his dissertation in compiler writing. Dr. Summers has been teaching computer science for over twenty-five years, having taught on four different continents. Dr. Summers is currently the Distinguished Chairperson and Professor of the TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus State University. From 1995-2006, Dr. Summers was a Course Director for the NSF Chautauqua Faculty Development Program. He has conducted many workshops for faculty on computer networking and security under the auspices of the NSF and the NSA’s Center of Academic Excellence and has lectured on computer security in a number of countries. Dr. Summers has written a book Computer Viruses What They Are and How to Prevent Them. He has published articles on a variety of different areas in computer science in a variety of different venues. Dr. Summers teaches courses in computer networks, computer security, history of computing, and computer programming. He has supervised undergraduate and graduate research in a variety of areas. He is currently the PI for a NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Grant (part of GaComputes) and is the Project Director for a $1.6 million DoD contract.

Dr. Summers spent four years serving in the U.S. Peace Corps as a math-science teacher in Kota Belud, Malaysia where he met his wife and mother of their three children. He and his wife can typically be found at most theatre performances in Columbus as well as CSU soccer and basketball games. They also enjoy traveling, having visited over 25 countries and all but a couple of states.