Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

Ph.D. (Computer Science), Texas Tech University, 2015
M.S. (Computer Science), Texas Tech University, 2005
B.S. (Computer Science), Park University, 1995

Academic Positions Held:

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Abilene Christian University, 2016-present
Instructor of Computer Science, Abilene Christian University, 2014-2016
Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science, Abilene Christian University, 2006-2014
Research Assistant, Texas Tech University, 2004-2007

Other Positions:

Senior Software Engineer, Teknic, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., 2001-2004
Senior Software Engineer, Elumens Corp., Cary, N.C., 2000-2001
Senior Programmer/Analyst, NASA – Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., Hampton, V.A., 1998-2000
Software Engineer, Mei Technology Corp., San Antonio, T.X., 1997-1998
Lead Programmer – Five Fire Project, 5, Inc., Castroville, T.X., 1996-1997
Computer Programmer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks AFB, T.X., 1992-1996


Raymond Pettit, John Homer, Roger Gee, Susan Mengel, and Adam Starbuck. 2015. An Empirical Study of Iterative Improvement in Programming Assignments. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 410-415. DOI: 10.1145/2676723.2677279
Pettit, R. S., & Homer, J. D., & Holcomb, K. M., & Simone, N., & Mengel, S. A. (2015, June), Are Automated Assessment Tools Helpful in Programming Courses? Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington. DOI: 10.18260/p.23569
Pettit, R., Clements, R., & Mengel, S. (2012). A process for collecting and analyzing chronological data for CS1 programming assignments. Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS): 1-7. Athens: The Steering Committee of The World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing (WorldComp). (2012).’
Grobman, Jeffrey H. & Alley, William E. & Pettit, Raymond S. & Armstrong Laboratory (U.S.). (1995). The optimality of sequential personnel assignments using a decision index. Brooks Air Force Base, Tex : Armstrong Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command. D 301.45/27-4:1995-0026

Community Service:

Co-founder of Sanctuary Home for Children, Inc., Abilene, T.X./Tenali, India