Union University
Union University Dept of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science

Faculty - Jan Wilms


G. Jan Wilms

Professor and Chair of Computer Science - faculty since 1992
Served as Associate Dean 2002-05 and 2007-08.
1050 Union University Drive, Box 1896
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
PAC C-59
(731) 661-5267


  • Ph.D. Mississippi State University, December, 1995
  • M.S. Computer Science and M.A. English The University of Mississippi
  • B.A. English/Flemish Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Professional Interests

  • Robotics, computer forensics, networking, mobile device programming (specifically Augmented Reality)
  • Active with mentoring students doing undergraduate research
  • Teach a high school class on robotics and an annual Lego Mindstorms summer camp for middle schoolers

Personal Interests

Grew up in Belgium. Served one year in the logistics branch of the military as programmer. Played flute in the marching band at Ole Miss. Fourth generation professor. Twin sons in high school. Enjoy reading, movies, travelling, genealogy, geo-tagged photography, and authoring DVDs of home videos.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • ACM
  • ACM-SIGCSE (special interest group on Computer Science Education)
  • IEEE