Michael Battig Professor of Computer Science



Ph.D. Mississippi State University
M.S. University of North Texas
B.S. Miami University

Areas of Expertise

Software engineering; testing object-oriented software; and computer science/information systems education.


Courses I Teach:

  • Database Management
  • Introduction to Computer Science II
  • Organization of Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering

The class I enjoy teaching most is probably Introduction to Computer Science — I like working with first-year students and helping them to discover the breadth of the computing field.


I have been helping to set up the information technology and computer science program at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan. I travel periodically to Kabul to work at the university, and maintain online communication with university officials when I’m in Vermont.

At Saint Michael’s, I am one of three professors who earned the college a $578,500 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant enables Saint Michael’s to provide 20 scholarships in math and computer science.

I wrote the journal article “Examining the impact of a new Information Systems Program and NSF STEM funding on computing enrollments,” for Information Systems Education Journal (November 2007). I also presented the article at the 24th Annual Information Systems Education Conference (November 2007).


Life Off Campus:

My wife, Heather, and I have been married since 1985 and we have five children (four girls and a boy). I enjoy basketball, bicycling camping, dual-sport motorcycling, and reading (political, theological, and educational literature). I have worked professionally through the years with businesses of all sizes as a software engineering and education consultant or systems analyst.

Recent News

Michael Battig, professor of computer science, with R. Dean Adams co-authored a conference seminar “Patenting & Entrepreneurship for the Test Industry,” for the IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop, May 7, 2018.
(posted June 2018)