Computer Information Systems Faculty

Mario Guimaraes

Dr. Mario Guimaraes
Professor & Chair of Computer Information Systems

Dr. Mario Guimaraes, chair of the department, has extensive experience with Database Management, Game Development, Gamification and related fields with industry and academia experience in both the United States and abroad. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro, with Emphasis in Educational Software and Gamificiation and completed an NSF sponsored post-doctorate studies at University of Maryland University College in Information Assurance He has experience in developing software related to many different fields such as gamification, geographical information systems, stock market and accounting. Dr. Guimaraes has been the Principal Investigator for multiple National Science Foundation Grants to develop software for teaching databases. He has served on over a dozen NSF panels as grant evaluator and advises students in applying for NSF sponsored summer internships. Read full biography.

Mark Barnum

Mark Barnum
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator


A network administrator at ERI Economic Research Institute and technology coordinator at Stanwood Camano Learning Center, Barnum has worked nearly fifteen years computing systems in the business and non-profit environments. He holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Betsi Little

Dr. Michael DeLashmutt
Academic Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact: 425.249.4766,

Dr. Michael DeLashmutt holds a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow (Scotland). His passion and academic expertise lies at the intersection of religion and culture, and he teaches Ethics in the CIS department. Dr. DeLashmutt has almost two decades of experience as both an IT professional and academic. He has provided enterprise level support and development to state and federal agencies and worked on the frontier of the dot-com economy in Seattle as a Database Administrator at He left the cubicle to pursue a career in Higher Education where he has researched, published and taught extensively at the interface between ethics, theology and technology. Read full biography.