Marquette Faculty Profiles

Get to Know: Tina Boyle Whyte, adjunct instructor in the Department of Computer Sciences

Tina Boyle Whyte

We’re proud to spotlight Tina Boyle Whyte — a participating faculty member in the Department of Computer Science — as part of our new transformational faculty series. Going forward, we’ll be featuring Q&As with Marquette faculty, which will highlight their professional accomplishments as well as some personal fun facts.

Get to know Tina Boyle Whyte, an adjunct instructor at Marquette University in the Department of Computer Sciences. Tina served and is now retired from the United States Air Force Reserves after 30 years. Throughout her military career, Tina provided Leadership Development Training to over 700 reservists throughout the United States. Now, in addition to teaching at Marquette, she fills other important roles on campus such as Upward Bound Math Science Instructor and project coordinator for the ROTC & TRIO Upward Bound CyberPatriot Project.

Name: Tina Boyle Whyte

Hometown: Milwaukee , WI

Family: I’m one of four girls born to my parents, Corine and Arthur. I’m now married with no children

Hobbies and interests: Global travel

Favorite movies: Drum Line; Stomp the Yard

Heroes: Jesus (He was the epitome of how I want to live my life on earth)

Favorite quotes/mottos: After 30 years in the United States Air Force Reserves, I live by the Air Force Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in all that I do!

Currently reading: Books on leadership by John Maxwell

Favorite vacation spots: London, Jamaica and Florida

Biggest career learning experience: Patience is the key to living. There is power in my words. I have the ability to navigate life if I remain patient and positive.

Fun facts: I have 9 hours of flying time

Research interests: Under-representation of students in computer science

Classes you teach: Introduction to Python — COSC 1010

Other roles you fill on campus:

· Upward Bound Math Science Instructor

· PUMP-CS (Preparing Upper Midwest for Principles of Computer Science | Code.org Facilitator

· Project Coordinator — ROTC & TRIO Upward Bound CyberPatriot Project

· Master of Computing Graduate Student

What led you to Marquette: I attended Marquette University in 1987 as a young first-generation high school student. Marquette was my first and only choice. I graduated from the Arts & Science program with a degree in Criminology & Life Studies. After many years, as destiny would have it, I have returned to Marquette as faculty to make a difference for students who look like me and have a similar background as a first generation. I am destined to help these students have an opportunity to make in this life and make a difference while doing so.

Favorite part of your job: Working with students.

Your hopes for your work/for Marquette: I love that Marquette’s model is ‘BE THE DIFFERENCE’. This motto follows right behind my Air Force Core Values.

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