Tim Downey

University Instructor

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

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.



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Jill Weiss

University Instructor

1992 M.S. Computer Science Education, Barry University

Professor Weiss received her M.S. in Computer Science Education from Barry University in 1992, and has worked in the computer industry since 1985 in different capacities, mostly in computer education. She has been involved in all facets of the computer industry, including hardware/software installation, repair, troubleshooting, consulting, programming, and (multi-unit) managing training centers for a major Fortune 100 retailer. Professor Weiss worked as a computer consultant/trainer for several large companies and has trained users from various county and government agencies.

Professor Weiss has been teaching in the School of Computing and Information Sciences since 1989 as an adjunct, and since 1999 as a full-time faculty member, and was promoted to Senior Instructor in 2012, and University Instructor in 2018. She primarily teaches the School’s service courses and since 2000, she has provided World’s Ahead instruction to over 25,000 FIU students. She is the recipient of the School of Computing and Information Science’s Excellence in Teaching award in 2008 and 2013 and the FIU University Excellence in Teaching award in 2015.



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