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Dr. Scott Bell

Dr. Scott Bell



2220 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2014

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Computer Science; Kansas State University, 2014
  • M.S. Computer Science; Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2000
  • B.S. Geological Engineering; Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1994

Courses Taught

  • Programming I
  • Programming II
  • IT Hardware & Software
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Network Security
  • Mobile Programming: IOS
  • Secure Systems Administration
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Graduate Directed Projects

Academic Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming
  • Computer Science Education
  • K-12 Computer Science

Scholarly Activity

  • Bell, S., Rogers, M., Linville, D., Cline, C., Building a K-12 Community of Practice in Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Oct 2018
  • Bell S., Oudshoorn, Meeting the Demand: Building a Cybersecurity Degree Program with Limited Resources in Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Jose, Ca, Oct 2018.
  • Bell, S. Initial Steps Towards Assessing Cybersecurity Courses In The Journal for the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, Las Vegas, NV 2017.
  • Bean, N, Weese, J, Feldhausen, R, and Bell, S.Starting from Scratch: Developing a Pre-Service Teacher Training Program in Computational Thinking In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, El Paso, Tx, Oct 2015.
  • Bell, S., Sayre, E., and Vasserman, E. Developing and Piloting a Quantitative Assessment Tool for Cybersecurity Courses In Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Seattle,Wa, June 2015.
  • Feldhausen, R., Bell, S., and Andresen, D. Using Scratch to Introduce High Performance Computing to Introductory Computer Science Students In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, Atlanta, GA, July 2014.
  • Bell, S., Andresen. D., and Vasserman, E. Developing and Assessing a Multi-Factor Authentication Protocol for Revocable Distributed Storage in a Mobile Wireless Network In Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Security and Management, Las Vegas, NV, July 2014.
  • Bell, S., Sayre, E., and Vasserman, E. A Longitudinal Study of Students in an Introductory Cybersecurity Course In Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.
  • Bell, S., Frey, T., and Vasserman, E. Spreading the Word: Introducing Pre-Service Teachers to Programming in the K-12 Classroom In Proceedings of the 45th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2014.
  • Bell, S., Heeler, L., and Heeler, P. Computer programming with middle school students. J. Comput. Small Coll. 24, 5 (May 2009), 161-165.
  • Bell, S., Heeler, L., and Heeler, P. A preliminary report on the use of robots with elementary school students. J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 23, 4 (April 2008), 263-268.

Student Group Advisement

  • Cyber Defense Club
    • 2017-18 Outstanding Student Organization at Northwest

Other Professional Experiences

  • Project Engineer
  • Programmer & Systems Analyst