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Lester I. McCann

Professor of Practice

Office: Gould-Simpson 819
Office Hours: In current syllabi and outside my office door
Office Phone: (520) 621-3498

Brief Biography

Prof. McCann (Ph.D. 1994, North Dakota State University) has been a faculty member in the department since August of 2004. Prior to joining the department, he was a member of the Computer Science faculties of the University of Wisconsin at Parkside and the University of Central Oklahoma, teaching courses on a variety of computer science topics. At Arizona, he usually teaches Discrete Structures and Database courses.

Dr. McCann has served on the ACM SIGCSE symposium committee several times, oversaw the CS Section Leader program from 2010 to 2019, advises students, and wonders why there appears to be an inverse relationship between driver attentiveness to bicyclists and the size of the car they drive. He has been honored with the University of Arizona College of Science 2011 Distinguished Early Career Teaching Award, the 2012 University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award, three departmental teaching awards (2016, 2015, and 2009), and one departmental service award (2021).


If the University of Arizona has a disclaimer that I'm supposed to place on my web page, they haven't told me about it. That could mean they whole-heartedly agree with everything you'll find in this collection of pages, but I rather doubt it.

Photo Credit: Mark Thaler, UA BioCom, 2012