Tiana Solis Portrait

Tiana Solis

Assistant Teaching Professor

Tiana Solis has been teaching at the School of Computing and Information Sciences for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science from the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome in 1992 & 1994. Ms. Solis was a programmer analyst at the Department of The Attorney General in Hawaii in 2008-2010, a member of the team revamping the State Juvenile Justice Information System. Her research and instructional interests include student success and retention, distance learning, software development, and programming languages.

Honors and Awards

– Institutional, Strategic, and Operational Excellence award 2018, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU
– Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2018 Faculty Scholarship recipient
– ACM Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference 2018 Faculty Scholarship recipient
– Excellence in Advising award 2017- Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit, National Academic Advising Association
– Staff Knowledge and achievement award 2015, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU
– Excellence in advising Faculty award 2005, School of Computing and Information Sciences, FIU.

Research and Educational Interests

Retention & Graduation, Programming Languages, Computer Ethics and Distance Learning

Background Education

1994 M.S. , Computer Information Science, State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica/Rome

Professional Activities

– Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
– Florida IT Pathways to Success (Flit-Path) FIU Project Director
– Academic Faculty Advisor

Professional Experience

1994-2007 Instructor
2008-2010 Programmer Analyst
2010-2012 Visiting Instructor
2012-2019 Lead Advisor/Adjunct Faculty
2019-Present Assistant Teaching Professor

Selected Publications

1. Mohsen Taheri, Monique Ross, Zahra Hazari, Mark Weiss, Michael Georgiopoulos, Ken Christensen, Tiana Solis, Atalie Garcia, Deepa Chari (2018). A Structural Equation Model Analysis of Computing Identity Sub-Constructs and Student Academic Persistence. IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

2. Farzana Rahman, Tiana Solis (2018). Designing Creative Assessments for Online Computer Science and IT Courses. Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIG Conference on Information Technology Education.

3. M Taheri, M Ross, Z Hazari, W Weiss, M Georgiopoulos, K Christensen, T Solis, D Chari, Z Taheri (2019). Exploring Computing Identity and Persistence Across Multiple Groups Using Structural Equation Modeling. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference Proceedings

4. Farzana Rahman, Tiana Solis (2020). Transforming the Learning Experience of Non-Traditional Students in an Online CS1 Course through Peer-Instruction. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.

5. Maral Kargarmoakhar, Stephanie Lunn, Leila Zahedi, Monique Ross, Zahra Hazari, Mark Allen Weiss, Michael Georgiopoulos, Ken Christensen, Tiana Solis (2020). Understanding the Experiences that Contribute to the Inclusion of Underrepresented Groups in Computing. 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE).

6. Norman Pestaina, Peter Clarke, Tiana Solis (2014). Assessing BS–CS Student Outcomes Using Senior Project Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2–20090

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