Timothy D. Korson

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Timothy D. Korson

Timothy Dale Korson, Ph.D. (born December 12, 1952) is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Large Scale Scrum Trainer (CLT), Certified Agile Leadership trainer, and the founder of Qualsys Solutions. Dr. Korson is best known for his contributions to Agile Product Development starting in the mid-1980s with Object Oriented, iterative/incremental, technologies, them moving on to eXtreme programming and currently focusing on Scrum. He has given over 100 talks at conferences and published over 30 articles and papers.


Dr. Korson earned his B.A. with a major in Mathematics and French in 1974 from Atlantic Union College. In 1981 he graduated from Ohio University with an M.S. in Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science and applied math. He then earned his PhD in computer Information Systems in 1986 from Georgia State University. His dissertation was "An Empirical Study of the Effects of Modularity on Program Modifiability. [1]

Georgia State University university in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Georgia State University is a public research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1913, it is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities. It is also the largest institution of higher education based in Georgia and is in the top 10 in the nation with a total student population around 52,000 including approximately 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students at the main campus downtown as of 2018.

Tim has spent most of his career as an industry consultant, but has also spent time as a University Professor. He taught computer science at Clemson University, and was the founding Dean of the School of Computing at Southern Adventist University.


  1. An Empirical Study of the Effects of Modularity on Program Modifiability. (V.K. Vaishnavi, co-author) in Empirical Studies of Programmers, (Soloway, Iyengar, Eds.) http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=21842.28893&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&CFID=41248044&CFTOKEN=94909825