Tim Downey Portrait

Tim Downey

Senior Instructor

Biography

Tim Downey earned Master’s degrees in mathematics and computer science. He has been teaching at FIU since 2001. In that time, he has earned three University wide teaching awards (2007, 2002, 1997), one College teaching award (2007) and two School teaching awards (2006, 2002). He is the author of a book on web design using Java. Tim Downey has attended many conferences on computer science education. These conferences have stimulated his teaching style over the years. He is always open to learning new ways to enhance the learning process.

Honors and Awards

2012 – Computer Science Excellence in Teaching
Presented at the annual awards ceremony for excellence in teaching in the School of Computer Science
2007 – University Excellence in Teaching
Presented for a commitment to the advancement of knowledge and contributions to the ideals of the University
2007 – Executive Dean’s Teaching Award
Presented by the College of Engineering and Computing for a commitment to excellence and innovations in teaching
2006 – Computer Science Excellence in Teaching
Presented at the annual awards ceremony for excellence in teaching in the School of Computer Science
2002 – Computer Science Excellence in Teaching
Presented at the annual awards ceremony for excellence in teaching in the School of Computer Science
2002 – University Excellence in Teaching
Presented for a commitment to the advancement of knowledge and contributions to the ideals of the University.


Research and Educational Interests

  • Web Development
  • Computer Organization
  • C#
  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Perl

Background Education

1986 M.S. Computer Science, University of New York at Albany
1980 M.S. Mathematics, the University of Rhode Island at Kingston
1976 B.S. Mathematics, Bates College