James Madison University
PHOTO: Polly Cushman

Polly Cushman, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
ISAT and Computer Science


  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Louisville
  • M.S., Information Systems, West Virginia College of Graduate Studies
  • M.A., Reading Education, West Virginia University
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Davis and Elkins College


  • More than thirty years of teaching experience and consulting experience with not-for-profit organizations on Database Design, Computer Usage and Training


  • September 12
    6:00 p.m.
    ICCE Event: Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
    Festival and Student Conference Center 
  • September 19-20
    Capital One/JMU Hack-a-Thon 
    ICE House
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 10-12
    Family Weekend
  • November 1 

Welcome from ISAT

Department HeadWelcome to the Department of Integrated Science and Technology! Our students and faculty study the application of a broad range of sciences and technologies to problems of current societal importance. We focus not only on the technical issues but also on how to ensure that these solutions will be embraced by society. More >