Professor and Chairperson

Currently serving as chair of the Department of Computer Science, Christian brings a strong commitment to faculty affairs and success to his new position as associate dean for faculty affairs. Christian has been a member of the UVM faculty since 2002. His research interests include programming languages, cybersecurity, and computational methods in environmental science. Christian received his B.A from Saint John’s College, an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

For more information, visit Christian Skalka's Website.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Design of programming languages, especially type disciplines, to support security and safety in programs; information systems combining embedded and mobile devices with machine learning data analysis, in diverse applications including snow hydrology and psychological sciences.


  • Ph.D., Computer Science - Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S., Logic, Computation, and Methodology - Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., Philosophy & Mathematics - Saint John's College


  • (802) 656-1920
Office Location:

Innovation E224

Courses Taught

  • CS 225 - Programming Languages
  • CS 265 - Computer Networks
  • CS 275 - Mobile Apps & Embedded Devices