Amelia Read

Teaching Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Amelia Read was previously a tenured professor at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington (2014-2020) teaching computer programming and software engineering, and a non-tenure track professor at Washington Western University (2017-2019), teaching computer science in their cybersecurity program in Poulsbo, Washington. Prior to that, Amelia was in the software industry working on database systems, including Digital Equipment Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Sybase, Cloudscape, Informix, and IBM. Highlights of her career include representing companies on the ANSI X3H2 SQL standards committee and representing the USA at several ISO WG3 SQL meetings. Cloudscape’s software, acquired by Informix and then IBM, is now Apache Derby, an open-source all-Java ORSQL database system with replication. Professor Read’s research interests include database query optimization and execution, online educational methods for computer science, and web security.




  • M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University (1992)
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder (1988)