Colony Family Professor of Digital and Computational Studies
Endowed by George P’12, P’17 and Ann Colony P’12, P’17, this professorship supports the development of the Program in Digital and Computational Studies. In funding the chair Mr. Colony said, “We gave to support the college’s efforts to widen course offerings in computer science — an important discipline that touches all aspects of the liberal arts in the 21st century.”
Barry Lawson, Professor of Digital and Computational Studies
Professor Barry Lawson joined the faculty in September 2020 as a Visiting Professor of Digital and Computational Studies, and will begin his tenure as Professor of Digital and Computational Studies in September 2021. Barry comes to Bates from the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the faculty in mathematics and computer science. He has also held a teaching position at the College of William and Mary, and programmer positions at NASA Langley Research Center and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy. Barry’s scholarly interests include modeling and simulation, agent-based simulation, computer science pedagogy, and STEM education.