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Jennifer Mikels

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

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computer engineering cybersecurity


  • MS, Computer Science, Purdue University 
  • BS, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Purdue University

Career Highlights

About 25 years of industry experience primarily as a software engineer with a security focus, but also serving as a manager and then as the Software Engineering Director of a multi-million dollar division.


I came to Taylor because of the combination of excellent academics and the true care the faculty and staff show for students. At some universities, it certainly seems you are just a number. At Taylor, the focus on intentional community and servant-leadership are real and prominent, without leaving academic achievement by the wayside. The strong combination of both is important to me and makes Taylor unique.


Spending time with my family, reading, board games, baking, photography, knitting, crocheting, quilting, gardening. Am I excellent at any of these? No. But they do make me happy when I make time for them and I hope to keep improving? Yes!