Lawrence "Pete" Petersen (1942 - 2007)

Senior Lecturer

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Research Interests

  • Programming Languages

Awards & Honors

  • U.S. Army Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters (three awards)
  • Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (four awards)
  • Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm; Vietnamese Honor Medal First Class
  • Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star (service in 6 campaigns); Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Meda
  • Inaugural recipient of President’s Award for Academic Advising, presented by President Gates, 2004
  • Student’s Choice Award for Best Computer Science Professor, from Texas A&M Chapter of IEEE, 2003-2004


  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 1999

Selected Publications

Petersen, L. C., Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Lambert and Osborne’s Java, A Framework for Program Design and Data Structures, Brooks/Cole, 2000.

Petersen, L. C., and McLeod, R., “Using a Graphic Scripting Environment for Rapid Prototyping in Object Oriented Design,” Proceedings of PRIISM ‘95 Conference, Maui Intercontinental Hotel, Jan 2-3, 1995.