Tat W. Chan, PhD

Dr. Tat Chan

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Southwestern Louisiana

Bio:

Dr. Chan earned his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1994. He joined Methodist University as a faculty member in the Computer Science Department in 2001. He is a tenured professor of computer science and has been serving as Dean of College of Business, Technology, and Professional Studies since 2020. Courses he has taught include Intro to Programming, GUI development, Operating Systems Concepts, Database Management Systems, Data Structures/Algorithms, Theory of Computation, System Design and Analysis, and Web Programming. He served as chair of the computer science department from 2005-2011. As department chair, he led the effort to restructure the Computer Information Technology (CIT) program and added a concentration in Interactive Multimedia Application Development in the CIT major. He served as Dean of School of Science and Human Development from 2011-2020. As school dean, he contributed to the university’s initiative of founding an engineering program at Methodist University. He started the summer STEM Camp at Methodist University for middle school students in 2012 and served as the camp’s director for the next five years.