James Collofello

Collofello_James_3220wProfessor James Collofello joined ASU in 1979 and was instrumental in the start of the computer science degree program. Throughout his entire career, he has maintained a close relationship with software development firms in the state working on joint research projects, developing industry training programs and serving as a software engineering consultant. He is also coordinating the software engineering distance learning program. Collofello also serves as the associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Collofello’s research interests lie in the software engineering area. Within software engineering, his primary emphasis is software process modeling, software quality assurance and software project management. He is also very active in software engineering education projects and outreach to local high schools.

In 2011, Collofello received the Daniel Jankowski Legacy Award in recognition of the value of his efforts to advance the mission of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.



Ph.D., Computer Science, Northwestern University, 1979
M.S., Mathematics, Northern Illinois University, 1977
B.S., Mathematics, Northern Illinois University, 1976

Research interests

Software engineering, software project management, software quality assurance

Honors and awards

  • Daniel Jankowski Legacy Award