Dr. Mark Kerstetter

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
W.M.U. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Office: B254 CEAS Parkview Campus
Phone: 269-276-3110
Phone: 269-276-3260 (Advising)

E-mail: mark.kerstetter@wmich.edu




  • Ph.D. Computer Science - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • M.S. Numerical Science - The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • B.A. Mathematics - LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA



  • CS Undergraduate Program Director and Undergraduate Advisor
  • Chair of the CS Undergraduate Committee
  • Faculty Advisor for WMU Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society for the Computing Sciences
  • Joined the faculty of the Western Michigan University Department of Mathematics in 1977 to help create the Department of Computer Science.
  • Mathematician, Department of Defense at the National Security Agency,
    Fort George G. Meade, Maryland



  • Software engineering: requirement gathering, analysis, and specification as well as software quality assurance.
  • Computer science education: curriculum development



  • Spring 2005
    • CS 490 Software Systems Development I: Requirements & Design
    • CS 491 Software Systems Development II: Implementatin & Testing
    • CS 498 The Computing Profession
  • Fall 2004


  • Fall 2005 (Preliminary)
    • CS 1010 What is Computer Science? (Approved for WMU General Ed Area 7)
    • CS 1011 What is Computer Science? - The Lab
    • CS 1021 Introduction to Engineering Computing: Spreadsheets
    • CS 1022 Introduction to Engineering Computing: Mathematical Software
    • CS 1023 Introduction to Engineering Computing: Basic Programming
    • CS 4900 Software Systems Development I: Requirements & Design