Farhad Javidi

Farhad Javidi

Dr. Farhad Javidi is a professor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and the program chair for Simulation and Game Development program. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina.  He completed his bachelor and Master degrees in computer science and engineering and studied in the doctoral program in software engineering at the University of South Florida. Dr. Javidi developed the first state-approved associate degree program in Simulation and Game Development in the world, approved by state of North Carolina in Oct 2005. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science departments at the University of North Carolina and the University of South Florida, and in the Visual and Performing Arts department at Johnson C. Smith University. He is an adjunct faculty member at JCSU and SPCC. Dr. Javidi is an author, a nationally-recognized conference speaker and a judge for Microsoft’s ImagineCup World competition in the areas of Game Development and Mobile App Development. Dr. Javidi's team won the US ImagineCup competition for two consecutive years and advanced to the finals and semi-finals of the ImagineCup World competition. Dr. Javidi has published over 200 video games and mobile apps through his company, Simbryo.

Professional Degrees/Designations:

  • Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina
  • Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of South Florida
  • BA of Science degree in Computer Science (from the University of South Florida and the University of Central Oklahoma
  • BA of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Tehran, Iran.



  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • University of North Carolina


Courses Instructed:

  • SBX 7327 Design a Powerful Business Website with Wordpress