Jean French - Coastal Carolina University
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Jean French

Professor, Computing Sciences and Department Chair

Contact Jean French

Penny Hall (PENN) Room 232


Student/Office Hours Fall 2023

All Computing Sciences faculty members have time dedicated to assisting students out of class.  These are hours when faculty are in their offices ("office hours") available for student assistance.  Dr. French's hours are as follows:

Available in person, via Microsoft Teams chat, or email.

  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:  10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Other appointments available upon request.


Before transitioning full-time to academia, Jean French held multiple positions in the information systems & technology field including web manager for the University. French is highly-trained in assessment is an ABET IDEAL Scholar and an ABET-CAC program evaluator for both information systems and information technology.  She is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the academic honor society of the Association for Computer Machinery. 

Current Appointments

Professor, Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University: 2018 to present
Department Chair, Computing Sciences, Coastal Carolina University: 2018 to present                               


Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, 2011, Nova Southeastern University
Graduate Certificate, Information Assurance: Administration, Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A, 2000, University of Massachusetts/Boston
B.S. in Environmental Geosciences, 1995, Boston College

Teaching/Research Interests

Assessment, women in STEM, multimedia, web systems, affective information retrieval