Professor Roger Shore came to the university in 1988 with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and biology from Elon University, a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in computer science from Clemson University.
When he began his career at High Point University only a minor in computer science existed and was housed in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. In the early 1990s he was instrumental in turning the minor into a major in computer science and saw both the major and minor flourish. In 2012, he received the Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. In 2018 he was part of a group of faculty that formed a new Department of Computer Science with several majors including a concentration in cybersecurity.
During his time at High Point University he has worked with students to complete many research projects which were presented at conferences associated with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Several of his students successfully developed apps for iPads and iPhones which were published on the Apple store. Every year he works with computer science students to preparation for the international ACM programming contest, hackathons and cybersecurity events.
His personal research interests include algorithms, operating systems, high performance computing and graphics at the undergraduate level. Professor Shore is passionate about working with students in any area of computing and strives to prepare them for graduate school or employment. He has mentored undergraduate students that continued into graduate school and finished master and PhDs in computer science from universities like University of Toronto, Carnegie Mellon, and Clemson University. His students have found employment at companies like Apple Computer, Microsoft, and Math Works Inc.