Mississippi State University
: David Dampier
: Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute
Years of Service to the Chapter
: 4 years
Ph.D., Computer Science; M.S., Computer Science; B.S. Mathematics
How did you become involved as a chapter officer?
I was recruited by the outgoing Chapter President to be the incoming Secretary. In our chapter, an officer serves two years as Secretary, then two years as President-elect or Vice President, and then two years as President. It is a six-year commitment.
What has your chapter done that has made you proud?
Seven straight years as a Chapter of Excellence
What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you?
A non-discriminatory honor society. As a computer scientist, we are not usually eligible for the university-wide honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi gives our students the opportunity to be recognized at the university level for their achievements.
What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer?
Being involved and meeting the students.
What advice would you give to a new chapter officer?
Pay attention and get to know the chapter, especially the students.
What are your hobbies?
Woodworking and Taekwondo
Where are you from?