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 2017 Schedule
Office Hours
Monday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Darwin 116 E
Tuesday noon - 1:00 pm; Stevenson 1034
Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Darwin 116 E
or by appointment

CS 215 Programming II
Lecture (Section 001/003/005) Monday and Wednesday 9:20 - 10:35 am Darwin 37
Lab (Section 004) Tuesday 9:00 - 11:50 am Stevenson 1034
Lab (Section 006) Instructed by Brian McWilliams Tuesday 2:00 - 4:50 pm Stevenson 1034

CS 460 - Programming Languages
Lecture (Section 001) Monday and Wednesday 12:05 pm - 1:55 pm Rachel Carson 30
Lecture (Section 002) Monday and Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Rachel Carson 30

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.