Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced the appointment of Dr. Aaron Curtis as the dean of the Faculty of Math & Computing.
"We are excited to have Aaron join us as dean," Walker said. "He is well qualified and was highly recommended by his colleagues. I look forward to working with him to fulfill the mission of BYU–Hawaii."
Curtis brings eighteen years of experience in teaching computer and information sciences at the university level. He joined the BYUH ohana in 2009. Most recently, Curtis is an associate professor of computer and information sciences and teaches database management, data analytics, discrete math, computer networking, and Windows administration. His knowledge of the Python programming language and network technologies has provided an important foundation for the information technology curriculum. Besides serving as the program lead for the Information Technology Program, he has also served on the university’s Promotion Review Committee.
Curtis earned both a Bachelor of Science in business management and a Master of Information Systems Management from Brigham Young University in Provo. He obtained his doctorate in management information systems from Indiana University.
Curtis has published in top information systems journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications. His current research interests include collaboration technologies, semantic networks, and the history of computing.
Curtis assumed the position earlier this week. He will be replacing Jim Lee who has been serving as the dean of the Faculty of Math & Computing since 2018. Lee will return to full-time teaching and research within the computing programs.
Curtis was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He served a mission in the Ecuador Quito Mission and currently serves as the bishop of the Laie YSA 8th Ward. He and his wife, Molly, have seven children.