College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Dr. SmithMary L. Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Email: mlsmith@hpu.edu

Phone: (808) 348-9224

Office: UB 524 

Education: Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership, University of Southern California, M.S. Information Systems, Hawaii Pacific University, B.S. Business Administration, Old Dominion University.

Professional Interests: Human computer interaction, database technologies, and the impact of technology on education

Courses CSCI 1011-Introduction to Computer Information Systems, CSCI 3201-Information Management Using Spreadsheets and Databases, CSCI 1911-Foundations of Programming, CSCI 2911/2916-Computer Science I (Java) and lab, CSCI 2912-Computer Science II (Java), CSCI 3001-Assembly Language, CSCI 3301-Database Technologies, CSCI 3731-C++, CSCI 3302-Data Mining and Knowledge Management, IS 6100-Information Systems Management, Human Computer Interaction, Introduction to Networking, Systems Analysis and Design, Software Engineering, Web Design

Personal Interests: Hiking, biking, tennis and assisting individuals and groups to use software efficiently and effectively


Dr. Mary L. Smith has been an information systems professional for more than twenty-three years.  She has provided business, government and individual clients with customized technology solutions, leveraged extensive technical expertise to deliver advice on the appropriate, most cost-efficient use of technology, provided technical support and troubleshooting in the use of newly developed information systems, designed customized courseware for client instructional needs, delivered technical presentations and conduct training sessions, interfaced with client management in reporting progress of training programs, and liaised with vendors in procurement, implementation and support of third-party software applications.

Dr. Smith taught in the Master of Science in Information Systems program at Hawaii Pacific University for twelve years.  She has also taught at St. Edwards University and Concordia University in Austin, TX. While at Concordia University she served as Computer Science Chair developing course schedules, reviewing curriculum, assessing the program, hiring and managing faculty, and teaching a variety of computer science courses.

Currently, she serves as the faculty sponsor of the ACM student chapter, computer science curriculum area liaison for the military campus program, and teaches a variety of undergraduate computer science, computer information systems and graduate business management courses.