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Christian Roberson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Department Chair

The Charles and Mildred Jenkins Chair in Mathematics and Computer Science


Ultimately I want to see students develop the skills and mindset to be successful in their chosen field. To accomplish this I work with students to learn to be independent, critical thinkers and provide real-world context for course assignments to keep students engaged. I always try to help students pursue their passions. Computer science is a great field of exploration and discovery where creativity should be both nurtured and encouraged.

-Christian Roberson

Weinstein Computer Science Center - 119



Christian Roberson received his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Florida in the Spring 2001. From the Fall 2001 through the Summer 2007, he was a graduate assistant in the department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He completed his Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering in Spring 2003 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering in Spring 2008.

From Fall 2007 to Spring 2016 he was a faculty member in the Computer Science and Technology Department at Plymouth State University. He has taught a wide variety of courses including introductory programming, data structures, algorithms, software engineering, computer security, web programming, and mobile application development. He served as chair of the department from Fall 2012 to Summer 2016.


  • Master of Business Administration, General Management, Plymouth State University: Plymouth, NH, December 2010
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Engineering, University of Florida: Gainesville, FL, May 2008
  • Master of Engineering, Computer Engineering, University of Florida: Gainesville, FL, May 2003 
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, University of Florida: Gainesville, FL, May 2001


In his free time Christian enjoys reading, board games, hiking, and software development.


  • PSU Distinguished Academic Advisor, 2011-2012
  • UF Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards Winner, 2006-2007
  • UF Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards Finalist, 2005-2006


Christian Roberson, Katarina Sperduto. A Monte Carlo Tree Search Player for Birds of a Feather Solitaire. Proceedings of EAAI 2019. January 2019.

Christian Roberson. Aligning Generations to Improve Retention in Introductory Computing Courses. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Volume 21(6), June 2011, pages 30-36.

Peter Drexel, Christian Roberson. Using MBTI in a Project-Based Systems Analysis and Design Course. Proceedings of ICEME 2010. Orlando, FL. April 2010.

Christian Roberson. A Using a Morphological Neural Network To Score Document Relevance. Proceedings of ACMSE 2009. March 2009.

Christian Roberson. Improving Information Retrieval Using a Morphological Neural Network Model. PhD Dissertation, University of Florida, March 2008.

Christian Roberson, Douglas Dankel II. A Morphological Neural Network Model for Information Retrieval. Proceedings of FLAIRS 2007. May 2007.