Morris F. Roper

Morris F. Roper

Title: Professor of Computer Science

Company: Pasadena City College

Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Morris F. Roper, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science at Pasadena City College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in computer science, data processing and higher education.

Amassing nearly 40 years of professional excellence, Dr. Roper is an esteemed educator and scientist who most recently served as a professor of computer science and data processing at Pasadena City College from 1964 to 1999, having also served as a professor of mathematics for the same duration of time. Prior to these illustrious roles, he was an assistant professor at Southern University and A&M College from 1963 to 1964 and a computing engineer for North America Rockwell from 1960 to 1963. He also worked as an engineer of reliability and quality design for the Apollo Spacecraft with the North American Aviation Space and Information System Division. Additionally, he has been working at Charleston Development Academy for the past decade.

Dr. Roper pursued formal education at West Virginia State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1952. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1968 and a Master of Arts in quantitative inquiry and statistics from Claremont Graduate University in 1977. Dr. Roper concluded his education in 1979, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in quantitative method statistics from Claremont Graduate University. He also holds a Master of Science in educational computing from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science in applied computer science and technology from Azusa Pacific University. He has been certified in mathematics, biology and chemistry in the state of South Carolina.

Notably, Dr. Roper served as a second lieutenant of artillery in the U.S. Army in the Republic of Korea from 1952 to 1953. As a result of his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the Bronze Battle Star. In recognition of his contributions to science and education, he was featured on “Hidden Treasures” on Channel Two News. In addition, he was featured in the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the West, published in 1985.

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