Dr. Tia Watts

Professor in the Computer Science Department, at Sonoma State University.

Office: Darwin 116 E
Phone: (707) 664-2807
Email: tia.watts@sonoma.edu

Spring 2016 Schedule
Office Hours
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 am; Darwin 116 E or Darwin 28
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Schultz 1014
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Darwin 116 E (CS 460 Only)
or by appointment

CS 215 Programming II
Lecture (Section 001/003/005) Monday and Wednesday 9:20 - 10:35 am Darwin 37
Lab (Section 002) Tuesday 9:00 - 11:50 am Stevenson 1034
Lab (Section 004) Tuesday 2:00 - 4:50 pm Stevenson 1034

CS 460 - Programming Languages
Lecture (Section 001) Monday and Wednesday noon - 1:50 pm International Hall 201

Educational Background

Dr. Watts received her Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh.


Dr. Watts' primary research interest is in Computer Science Education. Currently she is working on a GUI interface for beginning programmers called SFC - A Structured Flow Chart Editor

Other Interests

Sonoma State Univerity Computer Programming Team
More information can be found at the CS 349 Problem Solving in a Competitive Team Environment website. Information about the upcoming ACM Programming Contests can be found at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest website.

Sonoma State Univerity Student Chapter of the ACM
More information can be found at the Computer Club website.

Women in CS Group
This informal group works to support women in the computer science program at SSU. Gatherings should be held approximately every month with a loose topic for discussion. Previous meetings have focused on issues and coping strategies for women in computer science. See WICS and

Parallel Computing

Parallel Data Structures

Wild Bird Rescue
Santa Rosa Bird Rescue.