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Dr. James Jerkins, CISSP

Current Courses

  • CS 135 Computer Skills for Problem Solving
  • CS 360 Computer Networking
  • CS 421 Automata Theory and Compiler Construction
  • CS 490 Undergraduate Research in Computer Science
  • CS 490 / MA 491 Cryptography

Education

  • 2012 Ph.D., University of Alabama Huntsville
  • 2003 M.S., University of Alabama Huntsville
  • 1990 B.S., University of North Alabama

Publications

2017  
[32] Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, An Explicit Method for Teaching Generalization to Pre-Service Teachers Using Computer Programming, In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (MAA SIGMAA on RUME 2017), 2017.
[31] Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Using Computer Programming to Improve Mathematical Thinking: A Preliminary Report, In Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting, 2017.
[30] James A. Jerkins, Motivating a Market or Regulatory Solution to IoT Insecurity with the Mirai Botnet Code, In 2017 IEEE 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (IEEE CCWC 2017), Las Vegas, USA, 2017.
2016  
[29] James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall, Janet Jenkins, Developing a CS/Math/STEM Outreach Ecosystem to Lubricate the Transition from High School to College, In Proceedings of the 58th Annual ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, 2016.
[28] Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall, Using Computer Programming Activities to Teach Mathematical Reasoning, In ACTM Fall Forum 2016, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016.
[27] James A. Jerkins, Mark Terwilliger, Lessons Learned While Serendipitously Developing a CS-0 Style Companion course for AP CS principles, In Proceedings of the 58th Annual ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, 2016.
[26] Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall, Using Computer Programming to teach Mathematical Generalization and Proof", In Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, 2016.
[25] Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, Janet Jenkins, "Four years of STEM outreach by UNA Math and Computer Science departments", In Alabama Academy of Science 93rd Annual Meeting, Alabama Academy of Science, 2016
2015  
[24] James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall, "Conceptualizing Direct Variation Using Computer Programming Exercises", In ACTM Fall Forum 2015, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015
[23] James A. Jerkins, "Detecting MPLS L3 VPN Misconfiguration with the MINA Algorithm", In 6th International Conference and Workshop on Computing and Communication 2015 sponsored by IEEE (IEEE IEMCON 2015), Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
[22] Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, "A Collaborative Partnership to Teach Mathematical Reasoning Using Computer Programming (CPR2)", In MAA Mathfest 2015, Mathematical Association of America , 2015.
2014  
[21] James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall, "An Instructional Design Using Computer Programming to Teach Abstraction and Generalization", In Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Kennesaw State University , 2014.
[20] Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall, James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, "Using Computer Programming to Teach Mathematical Reasoning in Middle and High School Math Classrooms ", In ACTM Fall Forum 2014, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014.
[19] James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, Jessica Stovall, "Using Computer Programming to Teach Undergraduates Abstraction and Generalization", In Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 29, no. 3, USA, 2014.
2013  
[18] Jessica Stovall, Janet Jenkins, Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, "Instruction in Mathematical Reasoning: Using programming to teach students mathematical reasoning", In ACTM Fall Forum 2013, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2013.
[17] Ashley Johnson, Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, "Building an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Team at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution", In Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Kennesaw State University, 2013.
[16] Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, "Using Computer Programming to Push Students to Build Mental Frameworks for Abstraction and Generalization", In MAA MathFest 2013, Mathematical Association of America, 2013.
[15] James A. Jerkins, Cynthia L. Stenger, Jessica Stovall, Janet T. Jenkins, "Establishing the Impact of a Computer Science/Mathematics Anti-Symbiotic Stereotype in CS Students", In Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 28, no. 5, USA, pp. 47-53, 2013. (Postprint [pdf])
[14] James A. Jerkins, "An Algorithm for determining synchronizing sequences on a directable deterministic finite automaton", In 26th Cumberland Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing, 2013.
2012  
[13] Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, "Using Computer Programming to Teach Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making in the High School Classroom", In ACTM Fall Forum 2012, 2012.
[12] Cynthia Stenger, Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, "Involving Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research to Support STEM Education", Council on Undergraduate Research, 2012 Biennial Conference, 2012.
[11] James A. Jerkins, "Virtual Network Community Detection with a Message Induced Graph", In Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 27, no. 5, USA, pp. 108-115, 2012.
[10] Cynthia Stenger, Janet L. Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, "Using Computational Thinking to Push Students to Acquire Mathematical Reasoning Skills", In 24th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Orlando, FL, USA, 2012.
[8] Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Janet Jenkins, "An Instructional Design Using Computer Programming to Improve Mathematical Reasoning", In MAA Southeastern Section Spring 2012 Conference, Mathematical Association of America, 2012.
[7] Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Janet Jenkins, "Using Programming to Build Abstraction, Generalization, and Proof", In 62nd Annual Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics Conference, 2012.
[5] James A. Jerkins, "Detecting the Presence of Extrinsic Nodes in a Virtual Network Using a Message Induced Graph", University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, USA, 2012.
2011  
[4] James A. Jerkins, "Reverse Engineering Software Vulnerabilities", 1st Annual AIS Technology Seminar, University of North Alabama, 2011.
[3] James A. Jerkins, "Detecting the Presence of Undesirable Nodes in Layer 3 Virtual Networks", In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, 2011.
[2] Janet Jenkins, James A. Jerkins, Cynthia Stenger, Jessica Stovall, "The Influence of Stereotypes on STEM majors in a Problem-Based Curriculum Investigation: Computer Science vs. Mathematics Majors", In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, 2011.
[1] Janet Jenkins, Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Jessica Stovall, Jordan Davis, Emilee Lloyd, "Level the Playing Field for Women with Immediate Immersion into Beginning Programming in a Problem Based Learning Environment", In Tennessee Women in Computing, 2011.

Dr. James Jerkins

Email: jajerkins@una.edu
Telephone: 256-765-5036
Office: Keller 242
Web: Faculty Web Page

Postal: UNA Box 5179
University of North Alabama
Florence AL, 35632