CEOHP collection summaries: Nell Dale

Nell Dale

Location(s) where grew up: Lived near several different military bases as a child (moved frequently as part of a military family); attended high school in Houston, TX

Location(s) for post-secondary education: Began undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX; completed undergraduate degree in mathematics and psychology in night school at the University of Houston in Houston, TX (1964); Master's in mathematics (1964) and Ph.D. in computer sciences (1972) from the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX

Location(s) where employed: Shell Development Corporation in Houston, TX (1961-1963); part-time positions at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX in the Bureau of Business Research and the Linguistics Research Center; positions on the non-tenure track line as assistant instructor, lecturer, and senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin

Career stage when interviewed: Retired (1994) as senior lecturer; active textbook author

Areas of interest: Computer science education; conducting and using educational research

Highlights: Prolific author of computer science textbooks; ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award (2001); SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education (1996)

Interviewed April 18, 2006 by Barbara Boucher Owens