CS/CIS Department Faculty


Syeda Nizami (CS/CIS Coordinator)

Syeda has a Master’s degree from Fatima Jinnah Women University.  She came to the USA in March, 2015 and has been teaching since then. She is passionate about Computer Science and inspiring students to pursue and complete their degree’s in Computer Science related fields.

Ravinder S Kang (Tenured Faculty)

Rav holds a BSc(Hons), MSc and, C & G in Education. He has held numerous jobs in large corporations such as Cadbury’s, Tarmac PLC, and Spicers (UK). He has been at Highline College since 2001, and currently teaches Computer Science, Gaming, Web and Mobile App Development. He also develops and manages numerous database driven websites.

Chun Yu (Tenured Faculty)

Chun has a MS degree in CST and InfoSec from City U, and more than 15 years of teaching experience in IT, infoSec and cybersecurity.  Chun is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer, A+ and Net+ certified, Cisco Certified Academy Instructor and loves to teach CISCO and network technology. He takes his job seriously and considers our national cybersecurity to being a critical matter.

Emma Kong BAS Coordinator (Tenured Faculty)

Emma received an M.S degree in Communication Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan, and a Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. Before working at Highline College, she was a Dean and a faculty member. She has been teaching courses which include the following: Cyber Security, Networking, Database Management Systems and other related courses in Computer Science/Computer Information Systems. Before being a faculty, she assisted in multiple undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Engineering during her master’s and doctoral study. Her mission is not only to convey knowledge efficiently to students but also to inspire and motivate students inside and outside the classroom.

Aaron Hayden (Tenure Track)

Want to prove that a crime was committed? Do you like solving puzzles? The Data Recovery and Forensics AAS degree or certificate may be right for you. Come and take classes from one of our security experts!

Leonard Mungai Muigua (Adjunct Faculty)

Leonard is an honorable veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has master’s degrees in Clinical Informatics and a bachelor’s of science in nursing from UW and AA degree in Computer Science. He is registered nurse, A+ and Microsoft System Engineer. He currently teaches courses in the CIS and HIT depts.

Emma Kong

CIS/BAS Coordinator

Office: Building 29-248 Office Hours Phone: (206) 592-3048 Email: ekong@highline.edu

Chun Yu


Office: Building 29 Room 348 Office Hours Phone: (206) 592-3194 Email: cyu@highline.edu

Leonard Muigua


Office: Building 29-244 Office Hours Phone: (206) 592-3551 Email: lmuigua@highline.edu

Rav Kang

Web & Computer Science

Office: Building 29 Room 247 Office Hours Phone: (206) 592-3337 Email: rkang@highline.edu

Syeda Nizami (CS/CIS Dept Coordinator)

Computer Science & Db

Office: Building 29-333 Office Hours Phone: (206) 592-3398 Email: snizami@highline.edu

BAS Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics expands on Highline's already strong Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Department.


The CS/CIS department at Highline College offers a range of professional/technical programs, ranging from WebDevelopment to Network Engineer, and more.

Transfer to a 4-year school

Transfer to a 4-year school by completing a 2 year AA or AS in Computer Science. Benefits to a large institute include smaller classes and cost!

Continuing Education

Are you looking to further your existing skills? The CS/CIS department offer a range of short certificates that will provide you the skills to enhance your career.