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Mark A. Dencler, II

Mark Dencler

Assistant Professor Computer Technology


I started as a student at HCC and transferred to Towson University to earn a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science. I was recruited from my part-time job at the HCC Learning Center to teach statistics and quickly transitioned from a professional tutor to adjunct instructor for the remainder of my graduate studies. After earning a M.S., I received a full-time position at HCC where I have provided instruction for software engineering and mathematics courses.


  • S. Computer Science, Towson University
  • S. Computer Science -- Software Security Focus, Towson University

Research Interests

  • Open Educational Resource (OER) Design and Deployment
  • Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Cryptography


Dencler, M., Lu, C., Yang, J., Zhang, H. (2005). Comparison of Shape-Based and Stroke-Based Methods for Segmenting Handwritten Chinese Characters.  IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (Volume 1) (pp. 114-119).

Courses Taught

  • CIS 102 – Introduction to Information Systems
  • CIS 111 – Programming I: C/C++
  • CIS 115 – Fundamentals of Programming
  • CIS 201 – Assembly Programming Language
  • CIS 217 – Introduction to Web Programming
  • CIS 221 – Programming I: C/C++
  • CIS 229 – Python Programming Language
  • MATH 101 – College Algebra
  • MATH 216 – Introduction to Statistics


  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science