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William M. Jones, Ph.D., Department Chair


William Jones is a native of Conway, SC. He graduated from Conway High School in 1995 and attended Clemson University where he obtained a BS ('99), MS ('00) and PhD('05), each in Computer Engineering. Before accepting his position here at CCU, Dr. Jones was an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the US Naval Academy for two years, as well as an adjunct professor at Clemson University in the ECE department and at Tri-County Technical College in the Department of Mathematics. His research interests include parallel computingparallel file systems, computational grids, job scheduling, performance evaluation and modeling, and discrete event simulation. In addition to traditional computer science courses, he also enjoys teaching computer architecture, digital logic design, FPGA programming and AC/DC circuit analysis.


  • Associate Professor -- Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University. 2013 -- present
  • Department Chair -- Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University. 2012 -- present

  • University Collaborator -- Los Alamos National Laboratory / New Mexico Consortium. 2014 -- present
  • Adjunct Professor -- Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University. 2012 -- present
Clemson University
  • Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2005
    Advisor: Walter B. Ligon III.
    Dissertation: Improving Parallel Job Scheduling Performance in Multi-clusters Through Selective Job Co-allocation. (pdf)
  • M.S. Computer Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2000
  • B.S. Computer Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 1999