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CIS faculty and students

Questions? Contact
Department Chair: Tim DeClue, Ph.D.
Office: Taylor 104
Phone: (417) 328-1704

James Cain, Ph.D.
Tim DeClue, Ph.D.
Baochuan Lu, Ph. D.
Jeffrey Kimball, Ed. Spec.
Meilani Conley, M.S.

Faculty associates
Shelly Brown, MBA


Jim Cain, CIS
Jim Cain
Jim Cain, CIS
Associate Professor
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Taylor Hall 107
Bolivar, MO 65613
Work (417) 328-1680 | | Website
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Education and professional background: Cain received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University. Prior to coming to SBU, Cain worked at the University of Missouri-Rolla as a graduate teaching assistant, worked with the CPI Research and Development Group and worked for the United States Geological Survey. Cain began teaching at SBU in 1999 and teaches courses in the areas of algorithms and data structures, computer science, digital forensics, machine organization, networks, and secure software. His primary areas of research interest are organization and efficiency (particularly parallel and distributed processing), and secure and crash-proof coding.

Family: Cain married his wife, Cindy, in July 2012 and their first child, Hannah, was born in July 2013.

Community involvement: Cain is a member of Brighton Assembly of God church.

Why did you choose to teach at SBU? Having previously taught and attended at larger public schools, Cain has found that he prefers the small Christian environment found at SBU.

What sets SBU apart from other universities? “The Christian atmosphere really makes a difference.”

What advice do you have for prospective students? “Get a good, broad education – seriously consider a dual major or at least a major and minor.”