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Meet the Faculty

Photo of J. Stanley Warford

J. Stanley Warford

Professor of Computer Science

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 112
Phone: (310) 506-4332
E-mail: stan.warford@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Engineering, UCLA, 1984
  • M.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1968
  • B.S., Mathematics, Pepperdine College, 1966


  • Formal Methods
  • Data Structures
  • Programming Paradigms
  • Computer Systems

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Howard A. White Teaching Award
  • Luckman Teaching Fellow
  • Frank R. Seaver Professor
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers- IEEE
  • Association for Computing Machinery-ACM
  • Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education

Academic Interests:

  • Component Software
  • Computer Organization
  • Curriculum Design
  • Formal Methods

Selected Works:

  • The Pep/8 Memory Tracer: Visualizing Activation Records on the Run-Time Stack, with Christian Dimpfl, Forty-First SIGSCE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, vol. 42, no. 1, March, 2010.
  • Computer Systems, Fourth Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2010.
  • Pep8CPU: A Programmable Simulator for a Central Processing Unit, with Ryan Okelberry, Thirty-Eighth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, vol. 39, no. 1, March, 2007.
  • Computing Fundamentals: The Theory and Practice of Software Design with BlackBox Component Builder, Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2002.
  • BlackBox: A New Object-Oriented Framework for CS1/CS2, Thirtieth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, vol. 31, no. 1, March, 1999.
  • An Experience Teaching Formal Methods in Discrete Mathematics, SIGCSE Bulletin, vol. 27, no. 3, September, 1995.
  • Good Pedagogical Random Number Generators, Twenty-Third SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, vol. 24, no. 1,March, 1992.
  • Computer Science, D. C. Heath and Company, 1991.
  • "Introductory Computer Science: The Case for a Unified View", Nineteenth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education,vol. 20, no. 1, February, 1988.

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