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Scott Heggen
Dr. Scott Heggen
Associate Professor of Computer Science|Computer Science
Dr. Scott Heggen
Office Location
Danforth Technology Building, B01
Office Hours
  • Mon: 12:50PM to 1:50PM Virtually
  • Tues: 12:50PM to 1:50PM Virtually
  • Wed: 12:50PM to 1:50PM Virtually
  • Thurs: 12:50PM to 1:50PM Virtually
Class Schedules
  • TAD 265 A (Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri: 8:00 am – 9:50 am)
  • TAD 265 B (Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)

Dr. Scott Heggen brings multiple areas of interest to Berea College. First, Dr. Heggen focused his dissertation on participatory sensing, which brings together citizen data collectors to large-scale scientific projects through the use of mobile phones as sensors. Dr. Heggen engaged middle school students with science and mobile application development through his Mobile Application Development for Science program. Since joining Berea College, much of Dr. Heggen's interests have drifted towards embedded systems, in particular, how can Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and similar embedded computing devices, coupled with sensors and logic, be used in socially-aware and socially-relevant contexts.

Dr. Heggen also leads the Student Software Development Team, a cohort of labor students who are hired through the Berea College Labor Program to develop software solutions to support various departments on campus. The software team is responsible for the entire software engineering lifecycle, from initial design and customer requirements gathering to software maintenance and upgrading as new features and bugs are identified. Started in 2014, the team now maintains 9 software systems, with new systems being developed each year.

Dr. Heggen is commonly found teaching CSC 226 - Software Design and Implementation; CSC 300 - Embedded Systems; CSC 412 - Networking; CSC 450 - Computer Security; and ETAD 265 - Electricity and Electronics. Dr. Heggen also teaches 100-level courses as introductions to computing, and special topics courses which are not currently in the CS department's course catalog.

In all of Dr. Heggen's endeavors, he aims to bring diversity and inclusion to computing in an effort to make technology accessible to people in all walks of life.

  • Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 2014
  • M.S. Engineering Technology, Western Carolina University, 2006
  • B.S. Telecommunications Engineering Technology, Western Carolina University, 2005
  • A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology, Central Piedmont Community College, 2003
Publications & Works