Nik Swain

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Ph.D. Management

Dr. N. K. Swain has over thirty years of academic experience in teaching various computer and engineering related graduate and undergraduate courses. He is currently working as a Professor of Computer Science and Chair of Computer Scienceand Mathematics Department at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dr. Swain is also Executive Director for Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity at South Carolina State University. Dr. Swain holds a Ph.D degree in Engineering. He also has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.Sc. in Engineering and Technology and B.Sc. in Engineering.

Dr. Swain has published a number of articles (60+) in peer-refereed conferences and journals in the areas of Engineering, Management, and Computer Information Systems. He is a peer reviewer for number of conference proceddings, and journals such American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and external reviewer for doctoral dissertations from universities abroad. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in South Carolina. He has also procured research and development grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, SC Department of Transportation (SC DOT), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and others. He is a LIFE senior member of IEEE, and member of ACM, ASEE, Computer Society, and SIGITE. He has reviewed books on Information Systems, TCP/IP, Wireless Networks, Microprocessors, and Sensor Networks. Dr. Swain is a program evaluator for Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET). Dr. Swain is an IBM certified Data Sciences Instructor and enjoys teaching and mentoring young adults to inculcate the values of higher education.

Courses Taught

MGMT 8035 - Complexity & Applied System Thinking

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation

MGMT 8520 - Organizational Performance Improvement


PhD, University of North Dakota

MS, North Carolina State University

MS, Regional Engineering College

BS, Regional Engineering College

Awards / Honors

Contribution to NSF/HBCU-UP/RISC Project, South Carolina State University, 2009

Dean's Special Recognition award for contribution, South Carolina State University, 1999

Professor of the Year - College of Science, Mathematics, South Carolina State University, 2011