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Rochelle Elva, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

I believe that education should equip students with the skills required to operate as good stewards of the society in which they will live and work. To this end, my teaching philosophy is to provide my students with the best opportunities to develop proficiency in the discipline of Computer Science, while also cultivating ethical, social consciousness. This is achieved in a student-centered classroom. There students will develop critical thinking and inquiry skills for continued learning.”

Dr. Elva Graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2013 with a PhD. in Computer Science, specializing in Software Engineering. Before joining Florida Southern in Fall 2017, she worked as faculty of the University of Missouri, St. Louis and the University of Central Florida.

Her research interests include software quality assurance measures, enhancing the personal software process, relational databases and solving computer based problems using graph theory.


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, The University of Central Florida, 2013
Master of Science in Computer Science, The University of Central Florida, 2005
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a Minor in Education, The University of The West Indies, 2002
Division of Teacher Education, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded the UPE Jim Nolen Scholarship by Upsilon Pi Epsilon in 2008
  • Awarded the Presidential Fellowship for Graduate Studies at The University of Central Florida in 2005
  • Awarded the Redemptorist Mission Academic Scholarship from the Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province in 2003
  • Awarded First Class Honors in Undergraduate Computer Science for a GPA of 4.0 at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad in 2002
  • Division of Teacher Education, Most Outstanding Teaching Practice Award (out of 120 candidates), after a month of observation by external examiners, Castries, St. Lucia 1997