Ken Christensen

Ken Christensen is professor and associate chair of Undergraduate Affairs in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF). Christensen received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 1991, MSEE from North Carolina State University in 1983, and BSEE from University of Florida in 1981. From 1983 to 1995, he was an engineer at IBM RTP.

Christensen joined USF in 1995 and was first involved with ABET in 2007 as the department ABET coordinator. Christensen has been a program evaluator for the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission for three years. He is one of the founders, and currently president, of The Pledge of the Computing Professional – an organization founded in 2011 to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior and responsibilities of graduates of computing-related degree programs. There are 73 US institutions that are members of the Pledge. Christensen has over 100 journal and conference publications and 13 U.S. patents. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of Association for Computing Machinery and American Society for Engineering Education.