I am Dr. Jason T. Black, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences. I joined the CIS faculty first in the Fall of 1993, and then returned after a five year hiatus in the Fall of 2000. After completing my Masters, I worked as a Programmer with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, where I was responsible for writing, maintaining and testing COBOL programs handling vehicle registration and driver's licenses.
From 1995 until 2001, I served as Academic Coordinator for the Florida-Georgia/Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship Program, a NSF affiliate, here at Florida A&M University. Currently, I am the co-coordinator of the Fundamentals of Programming course in the department, where I also teach this subject. I received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida State University during Fall 2004.
Dr. Jason Black's current research interests include:
- Fusion of Computer Science and Elementary Education
- Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and how they can be used to improve reading comprehension skills for elementary-level students.
- Mobile Computing
Stoecklin, S., Allen, C., Implementing Fowler's Analysis Validator Pattern in Java, Java Developer's Journal, September 2000, Volume 5, Issue 9.
Weatherspoon, T., Bartholomew, K., Allen, C., A Study of User Responses in a Spoken Language System with Implicit Confirmation, Proceedings of the 38th Annual ACM Southeast Conference, Clemson, SC, April 2000.
Weatherspoon, T., Bartholomew, K., Allen, C. Experiments using a Spoken Language System with Implicit Confirmation, Proceedings of ADMI 2000, Hampton, VA, June 2000.
Bartholomew, K., Weatherspoon, T., Allen, C. A Study of User Responses in a Spoken Language System with Implicit Confirmation, Proceedings of SIGCSE 2000, Austin, TX, 2000, poster presentation.
Allen, C., Stoecklin., S., Bobbie, P., Chen, Q., Wu, P., An Architecture for Designing Distributed Spoken Dialogue Interfaces, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference of Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Chicago, IL, November 1999.