Joseph J. Crumpton, PhD

Welcome to my web pages here at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of Mississippi State University. In addition learning more about me below you can click through the following links to see my weekly schedule, CSE department advising information, and a collection of helpful reference materials.


This semester (Spring 2018), I am teaching:

  • CSE 4503/6503, Database Management Systems
  • CSE 4713/6713, Programming Languages
  • CSE 4990/6990, Special Topic in CSE - Computing and Cyber Security Integration

In the past I have taught:

  • CSE 1001, First Year Seminar - Digital Image Manipulation
  • CSE 1233, Computer Programming with C
  • CSE 1284, Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CSE 1384, Intermediate Computer Programming
  • CSE 2383, Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
  • CSE 3324, Distributed Client / Server Programming
  • CSE 3981, Computer Ethics
  • CSE 4214, Introduction to Software Engineering
  • CSE 4223/6223, Management of Software Projects
  • CSE 4503/6503, Database Management Systems
  • CSE 4713/6713, Programming Languages
  • CSE 4833/6833, Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms

Descriptions of the courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate course lists on the CSE department's web pages for academic information.

Education and Work Experience

I received a BS in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1992. I then attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned a MS in Computer Science in 1994. From 1995 to 2000 I worked at FedEx in Memphis, Tennessee. As a Programmer Analyst I developed applications in Smalltalk and Java.

In 2003 I began my career in education by teaching information technology and math courses at the Center for Infomation Technology at Deep Run High School in Henrico County, Virginia. After returning to Starkville in 2005 I taught high school level math classes at Starkville Academy. I joined the faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering Department as an instructor in 2006. I resigned my instructor position in 2012 to focus on my graduate studies.

From 2012 until 2014 I worked as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Cindy Bethel in the Social, Therapeutic and Robotic Systems (STaRS) lab. My research and dissertation involved using vocal prosody in robot speech to express emotions.

During 2015 and 2016 I worked as an Assistant Research Professor at the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI) at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2).

I rejoined the Computer Science and Engineering Department as an Assistant Clinical Professor in January of 2017. My focus is Computer Science Education.

Contact Information



Butler Hall Room 323

Mailing Address

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Mississippi State University
Box 9637
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9637

Delivery Address

Computer Science and Engineering
Butler Hall Room 300
665 George Perry Street
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Department Phone Number



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