Computer science professor Daryl Stone received his undergraduate degree from Bowie State in 1992. He successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at George Washington University on Election Day, November 4, 2008. The title of his dissertation is "African-American Males in Computer Science - Examining the Pipeline for Clogs." His goal is to find ways to recruit, prepare and retain more minorities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas.
Professor Stone has taught in the Computer Science Department for 12 years. He received the "Outstanding Mentor" award from the Model Institute of Excellence (MIE) and the National Science Foundation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program Organization. "It is most rewarding to teach, mentor and work with the students," said Stone. "I rarely say I am going to work, I say I'm going to Bowie!"
Among Dr. Stone's accomplishments, he co-founded the BSU Computer Technology Club and served as the founding president. BSU's Career Planning and Placement Office assisted him in finding summer internships: 1989 and 1990 in Bridgewater, New Jersey; 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio and 1992 in Anchorage, Alaska.
On campus, professor Stone is the Computer Science Department's webmaster and Oracle DBA. He leads the team of faculty members who coordinate the Computer Technology's Database and Internet Technologies tracks.
In the community, Dr. Stone often volunteers in the Prince George's County School System, including speaking at Career Day events. He also coaches his son's little league baseball team and served as a Cub Scout Troop assistant for four years.
Dr. Stone and his wife, Lashawn, have four children: Diamond, Christopher, Jade and Amber.