Faculty

Dr. Meeker and her Family

Dr. Meeker and her Family

Dr. Paige Meeker
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Department Chair
864.833.8413
B.S. Furman University
M.S. University of South Carolina
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
mpmeeker@presby.edu
Personal web page

Dr. Paige Meeker has been a member of the PC computer science department since August 2005. Before arriving at PC, she taught at the University of South Carolina and Furman University. She was granted tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor in February 2009.

During her time at PC, Dr. Meeker has worked with Dr. Ralph Paquin and Dr. Wayne Smith to develop the digital animation arts minor, and she has introduced and developed numerous courses into the computer science curriculum, covering such topics as game programming, the history of computer science, and Harry Potter. Dr. Meeker also developed a travel course which took Physics and Computer Science students to Florida to explore the phycis physics and computer science behind the scenes of Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World.
Dr. Meeker has been a member of several committees at Presbyterian College, including AAC, LFA, Gen. Ed., Curriculum, Alcohol Advisory, and the Honor Council. She has been the faculty advisor to the Pac Sac and is participates in PC’s new “Freshman Advisor” program. She is currently serving as department chair.

Dr. Meeker is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and its special interest groups in graphics and computer science education (SIGCSE). She’s developed several websites for various businesses over the years, and she’s also judged science fairs and spoken to kindergarten classes about robots and what a computer scientist does. She currently runs two after school computer clubs, one for elementary students (grades 1-4) and one for middle school students (grades 5-8).

In her spare time, Dr. Meeker enjoys reading, walking, horseback riding, and quilling, being a member of the North American Quilling Guild.

Dr. Wayne Smith
Associate Professor of Computer Science
864.833.8194
B.S., M.S. Clemson University
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
wasmith@presby.edu

Upon completing his M.S. at Clemson University, Dr. Wayne A. Smith became a software engineer at NCR Corporation where he was involved in developing customer service expert systems (domain-specific artificial intelligence), tools for distributed processing, creating large-scale administration tools, and architecting data warehouse solutions.

After a little less than a decade, Dr. Smith chose to go back to school to pursue a career in academia. His graduate work combined his interests in artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed processing as he developed multi-agent systems that could organize themselves to accomplish tasks.

Dr. Smith claims he is cursed with an interest in almost everything. These days, his teaching and research interests include software engineering, distributed processing, multi-agent systems, computer security, MIS (business and comp sci), bioinformatics (Biology and comp sci), and GIS (geographic information systems).