The people who make CEOHP happen: Individual bios

On this page, we provide brief bios for all of the individuals mentioned on all of the "people who make CEOHP happen" pages. The two menus below allow you to either jump to a particular point in the alphabet or to a particular person by name.

link to return back to top Hal Abelson

Hal Abelson Hal Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Abelson is a founding director of Creative Commons. He currently leads the development of MIT App Inventor. He has authored or co-authored seminal texts on Logo, Turtle graphics, LISP, and most recently on App Inventor.

Professor Abelson was honored with the 2012 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education and the 2011 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the recipient in 1992 of the Bose Award (MIT's School of Engineering teaching award), and was also the winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science.

Dr. Abelson's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 1, 2012. At the time of this interview, Hal Abelson was a full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.


link to return back to top Elizabeth Adams

Liz Adams Elizabeth (Liz) Adams is on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at James Madison University. She earned her D.Sc. in Computer Science from George Washington University.

Liz Adams was a member of both the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group and the ITiCSE 2008 Working Group. As part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, Liz was the interviewee in one practice interview and conducted the practice interview with Andrea Lawrence. During the 2008 ITiCSE conference, she conducted the CEOHP interview with Moti Ben-Ari.


link to return back to top Fran Allen

Fran Allen Fran Allen began her career as a high school math teacher in northern New York State for two years in the mid-1950s. She went on to earn a master's degree in mathematics. She joined IBM's famous research organization in 1957. She is now retired from IBM. Allen was the first female IBM Fellow, in 1989, and was elected as an ACM Fellow in 1994 and a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2000. In 2006, Dr. Allen became the first woman to win the Turing Award, which recognized her seminal work in compiler optimization.

Fran Allen's video interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on October 2, 2008.


link to return back to top Vicki L. Almstrum

Vicki L. Almstrum Vicki Almstrum has a Ph.D. in Computer Science Education from The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation topic was Limitations in the Understanding of Mathematical Logic by Novice Computing Students. She has taught a variety of undergraduate computing courses, including discrete mathematics, data structures, and software engineering. Vicki was an adjunct professor at Southwestern University in Spring 2007 and taught the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering that helped flesh out several aspects of the initial versions of the CEOHP web portal.

Vicki is a part of the CEOHP leadership group. Vicki was part of the group who conceived of the CEOHP project starting with the 2003 SIGCSE Symposium in Reno, Nevada, USA. She was a co-leader of the ITiCSE Working Groups in 2005 and 2008. During a training workshop at the 2006 SIGCSE Technical Symposium, she was the interviewee for one of the practice interviews and conducted the practice interview with Alison (Young) Clear. Vicki has conducted several interviews for the project, including those with Boots Cassel, Susan Gerhart, Graciela Perera, and Ellen Spertus. Vicki conducted a series of evaluation interviews during the last stages of the NSF planning grant and has driven the quality assurance efforts for interview processing. She has been the primary driving force behind major CEOHP portal upgrades in 2010, 2011, and 2012.


link to return back to top Anne Applin

Anne Applin Anne Applin has a Ph.D. in Computer Science Education from The University of Southern Mississippi. Her dissertation, which considered programming instruction and second languages, had the title The application of language acquisition theory to programming concept instruction: chunks versus programs from scratch. She has taught a variety of undergraduate courses, including operating systems, networking, and systems programming. She is currently a visiting assistant professor of computer science at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

Anne is a part of the CEOHP leadership group. Anne was one of the several individuals who conceived of the CEOHP project starting with the 2003 SIGCSE Symposium in Reno, Nevada, USA. Anne has used her expertise in web design to help evolve the CEOHP web portal so it is easier to maintain and meets standards for layout and accessibility.


link to return back to top William Aspray

William (Bill) Aspray William (Bill) Aspray is the Bill and Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technologies in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Aspray has served in senior management positions with the Charles Babbage Institute, the Computing Research Association, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has also held faculty positions at Harvard University, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and Williams College. He has written or edited some 20 books and 70 articles in the areas of history, policy, and social study of information and information technologies and related topics. Current work is on the history of information in everyday life in America, the informatics of diabetes, Internet and new media studies, and the history of privacy in America. Bill holds a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics and M.A. in mathematics from Wesleyan University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bill conducted the first full interview in the CEOHP collection, with Maria Klawe, while a participant in the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group. During that same working group, Bill conducted the practice interview with Barbara Boucher Owens as an example for other Working Group participants. With his background and experience, he served as the point of reference for helping a group of individuals whose backgrounds were primarily computer science education begin to learn about and appreciate the techniques for collecting useful and usable oral histories.


link to return back to top Winifred Asprey

Winifred Asprey Winifred (Tim) Asprey taught mathematics and computer science at Vassar College for 38 years and founded the Computer Science Department at Vassar in 1963. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Vassar, where one of her teachers was Grace Murray Hopper. She earned MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa, in 1942 and 1945 respectively, and was one of only about 200 women to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from an American university during the 1940s. She retired from Vassar in 1982.

Dr. Asprey's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Viera Proulx on March 23, 2007. At the time of this interview, Dr. Asprey was Professor Emeritus of Vassar College. She passed away on October 19, 2007, at the age of 90.


link to return back to top Richard Austing

Dick Austing Richard (Dick) Austing is retired from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Austing was co-editor of several ACM Curriculum reports, including Curriculum '78, Recommendations for Master's Level Programs in Computer Science, Model Curriculum for Doctoral-Level Programs in Health Computing, Curriculum for Community and Junior Colleges and Computing Curricula 2001 Computer Science.

Dr. Austing's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Alison (Young) Clear on June 13, 2006.


link to return back to top Lecia Barker

Lecia Barker Lecia Barker is a Research Associate Professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. Lecia conducts research and evaluation studies fall in two areas: 1) educational technologies from the viewpoint of learning outcomes and user studies; these studies focus on how situational factors influence use and usefulness of the technologies; and 2) attracting, retaining, and advancing groups under-represented in professional computing and science careers, both industry and academic. Prior to joining The University of Texas at Austin in 2008, Barker was the founding director of the ATLAS Assessment & Research Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Lecia was co-leader of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group and a member of the ITiCSE 2008 Working Group. She has been a key member of the CEOHP planning team, bringing to the team her strong background in social science and gender issues.


link to return back to top Sarah Barras

Sarah Barras Sarah Barras teaches business and computer classes at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, IN. She earned a BA in Marketing and Management from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, and a MA in Education from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. She also is an Associate Faculty and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she teaches Using a Personal Computer and Information Technology Fundamentals. In 2009 she won the IPL (Indiana Power and Light) Golden Apple Award. Before she began teaching she worked as a Training Consultant for Autobase, a software company.

Sarah is the materials developer responsible for developing the "jigsaw" lesson plan on the CEOHP teaching materials page.


link to return back to top Mordechai Ben-Ari

Moti Ben-Ari Mordechai (Moti) Ben-Ari is a professor of computer science education at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He has published numerous computer science textbooks, developed software tools for teaching CS, and written influential papers in CS education. His primary research focus has been related to how students learn theoretical concepts in computer science, such as concurrency and mathematical logic. He and his students have collaborated with the University of Joensuu in Finland to develop the Jeliot program animation system for teaching elementary computer science and programming.

Dr. Ben-Ari's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Elizabeth Adams on July 1, 2008. At the time of this interview, Dr. Ben-Ari was an Associate Professor in the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.


link to return back to top Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop Judith Bishop authored one of the first Java programming texts, Java Gently, now in its third edition. She is a Founding Fellow of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists and in 2005 was recognized as Distinguished Woman Scientist of the Year in South Africa. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of the Royal Society of South Africa.

Dr. Bishop's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on June 28, 2006. At the time of this interview, Dr. Bishop was Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is now Director of Computer Science in External Research at Microsoft Research, based in Redmond, USA.


link to return back to top Tracy Camp

Tracy Camp Tracy Camp is a Full Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines. She is the Founder and Director of the Toilers, an active ad hoc networks research group. In 2006, Dr. Camp was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist and was also selected to be an ACM Distinguished Lecturer. In 2012, she was named an ACM Fellow.

Dr. Camp's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on May 29, 2007.


link to return back to top Lillian (Boots) Cassel

Boots Cassel Boots Cassel has been on the faculty of the Computing Sciences Department at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA since 1987. She is a leader in computer science accreditation and has led many projects designed to support computing education faculty and students. Over the years, she has served in a variety of leadership roles for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and SIGCSE.

Dr. Cassel's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Vicki Almstrum on March 4, 2009.


link to return back to top Michael Clancy

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Michael Clancy's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 10, 2016.


link to return back to top Alison (Young) Clear

Alison (Young) Clear Alison (Young) Clear has been Chair of School of Computing of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand, since 2009. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2009, she served as Head of the School of Computing and Information Technology at Unitec New Zealand. Alison was Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ) from 1988 until 1998 and has chaired national and international conferences, including serving as the General Chair of the NACCQ Annual conference in 2006. (In 2010, NACCQ changed its name to Computing and Information Technology Research and Education, New Zealand (CITRENZ). Alison's recent research projects include: women and computing, e-learning implementation, computing and information technology education and the Poverty Alleviation Project in Peru.

Alison (Young) Clear became involved with CEOHP at an early stage. Alison was a member of the ITiCSE 2008 Working Group and has been active in discussions about the project since it was first conceived during the 2003 SIGCSE conference in Reno, NV, USA. During a training workshop at the 2006 SIGCSE Technical Symposium, she was the interviewee for one of the practice interviews and conducted the practice interview with Mary Last. She participated in the interviewer training process during the SIGCSE 2006 conference and, during a sabbatical trip in the USA and UK, conducted several interviews for the Computing Educators Oral History Project, including those with Richard Austing, Wendy Hall, John Impagliazzo Dan McCracken, and Jean Sammet. Alison (Young) Clear's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on February 28, 2006. [Alison's last name changed from "Young" to "Clear" in 2010.]


link to return back to top Aaron Conterras

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, Aaron was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to presentation of content for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Nell Dale

Nell Dale Nell Dale, who is now retired, was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Sciences The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Dale is widely known for her textbooks for introductory computing courses and for her pioneering work in Computer Science Education Research.

Nell was a member of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group and has been a vital partner in discussions about the project since it was first conceived during the 2003 SIGCSE conference in Reno, NV, USA. As part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, Nell was the interviewee for one of the practice interviews and conducted the practice interview with Wanda Dann, as well as the practice interview with Liz Adams. Nell Dale's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on April 18, 2006.


link to return back to top Leigh Daniel

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Fall 2010, Leigh assisted in the process of organizing CEOHP materials in anticipation of submitting them for archival.


link to return back to top Mats Daniels

Mats Daniels Mats Daniels is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University noted for his mentoring of Ph.D students through international collaborative research projects and the innovative use of international faculty as guest lecturers in computer science courses at Uppsala University. His publication portfolio reflects both his interest in both Computer Science Education Research and multi-national university collaborations. He has been active in SIGCSE, the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, since the early 1990s, serving in roles ranging from conference chair to location scout for the ITiCSE conferences. He has also been a driving force in a variety of Nordic computing education workshops, including with the IEEE Nordic Education Society Chapter.

Dr. Daniels' interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on June 29, 2011. At the time of this interview, Dr. Daniels had recently earned his doctorate in computer science. The title of his dissertation was "Developing and Assessing Professional Competencies: a Pipe Dream?: Experiences from an Open-Ended Group Project Learning Environment".


link to return back to top Wanda Dann

Wanda Dann Wanda Dann is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is Director of the Alice Project, which involves the Alice programming environment and a 3D animation tool that can be used to visualize object-oriented programming concepts. See Dr. Dann's professional website for more information.

Wanda was a member of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group. As part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, Wanda was the interviewee for one of the practice interviews


link to return back to top Gordon Davies

Gordon Davies Gordon Davies recently retired after forty years of teaching. He spent the last twenty years of his teaching career as part of the Faculty of Computing at The Open University in the U.K., where he led the development of one of the largest distance courses they had produced. He has spent much time volunteering and working for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), for example in helping to create ACM Professional Development Center and as part of the ACM Education Board. He has served on the Committee for Accreditation of the British Computer Society (BCS) (now renamed as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT) and was a member of the Joint Task Force for Computing Curricula 2001 and 2005.

Gordon Davies's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on June 26, 2007.


link to return back to top John Davis

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, John was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to administration for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Jenny Edwards

Jenny Edwards Jenny Edwards is a member of the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia since 1976. In addition to her work at UTS, Jenny has maintained a joint research study agreement with IBM for nearly 20 years. In 2007, Jenny received a Carrick Associate Fellowship to study novice programmers, with specific attention to females.

Jenny Edwards's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on January 18, 2006.


link to return back to top Matthias Felleisen

Matthias Felleisen Matthias Felleisen is a computer scientist noted for his contributions to programming language semantics, to functional programming, and for applying that research to undergraduate and pre-college education through his Program-By-Design Project, (begun at Rice University in 1995 as the TeachScheme Project). He currently holds the Trustee Professorship in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Matthias Felleisen's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 10, 2011.


link to return back to top Judith Gal-Ezer

Judith Gal-Ezer Judith Gal-Ezer Judith Gal-Ezer is Professor of Computer Science at The Open University of Israel. Professor Gal-Ezer is an accomplished researcher in computer science education (CSE), whose work has had a widespread impact in the areas of high school curriculum, and research in advanced areas of computation.

Dr. Gal-Ezer's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 9, 2007.


link to return back to top Susan Gerhart

Susan Gerhart Susan Gerhart is a semi-retired computer scientist who has had a far-reaching career in academia, including Wang Institute of Graduate Studies and undergraduate programs at University of Toronto, Duke University, and Embry-Riddle University. Her primary research has been in the field of formal methods at USC Information Sciences Institute and the MCC Austin Research Consortium. She has also worked with NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Johnson Space Center in research and technology transfer and at the National Science Foundation as a Division Director. Her more recent work focuses on how to use technology to overcome vision loss.

Dr. Gerhart's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Vicki Almstrum on March 10, 2008. With her expertise on issues related to accessibility, Dr. Gerhart has had significant influence on issues related to accessibility for the CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Wendy Hall

Wendy Hall Dame Wendy Hall (DBE) is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. She was the University's first female professor of engineering, and from 2002 to 2007 she served as Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science. She founded the University of Southampton's Intelligence, Agents, and Multimedia (IAM) Research Group and is a founding director of the Web Science Research Initiative, a joint initiative between the University of Southampton and MIT.

Dr. Hall's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Alison (Young) Clear on September 12, 2006.


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link to return back to top Emily Jenkins

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Fall 2007, Emily created transcripts for several of the CEOHP interviews.


link to return back to top Patricia Joseph

Patricia Joseph Patricia Joseph is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA. She completed her graduate studies at University of Pittsburgh. Please see Patricia Joseph's professional website for more detailed information.

Patricia was a member of the ITiCSE 2008 Working Group.


link to return back to top Amardeep Kahlon

Amardeep Kahlon Amardeep Kahlon is a full professor of computer studies at Austin Community College. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science and Advanced Technology from Binghamton University in New York.

Amardeep Kahlon's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Vicki Almstrum on June 18, 2013.


link to return back to top Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe Maria Klawe became the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College, a premier undergraduate engineering institution, in July 2006. Prior to that, she was Dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She has previously held administrative and teaching positions at the University of British Columbia and was a high level manager of a discrete math group at IBM Research in Almaden, California.

Dr. Klawe's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by William Aspray on June 27, 2005.


link to return back to top Michael Kölling

Michael Kölling Michael Kölling is a professor and software developer with the School of Computing at the University of Kent. Originally from Bremen, Germany, he is also a key member of the team that developed the BlueJ and Greenfoot Java learning environments.( Wikipedia) Kölling received the ACM SIGCSE 2013 award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

Michael Kölling's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 08, 2013 and completed on July 10, 2013.


link to return back to top Mary Z. Last

Mary Last Mary Last has taught at Grand Valley State University, St. Edward's University, and University of Mary Hardin Baylor. She earned her Ph.D. from Kingston University in the U.K.; her dissertation title was Investigating the group development process in virtual student software project teams.

During a training workshop at the 2006 SIGCSE Technical Symposium, Mary was the interviewee for one of the practice interviews and conducted the practice interview with Vicki Almstrum. Mary was a member of the ITiCSE 2008 Working Group. She has been a productive member of the team as the website has undergone upgrades, contributing by doing quality checks and creating transcripts for many of the video snippets before they were uploaded to the CEOHP channel.


link to return back to top Andrea Lawrence

Andrea Lawrence Andrea Lawrence has been a faculty member at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia USA since 1983. She is active in a number of several organizations established to support and encourage under-represented populations. She has served as President of the Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI).

Andrea was a member of both the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group and the ITiCSE 2008 Working Group. As part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, she was the interviewee for one of the practice interviews. Andrea Lawrence's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on November 6, 2007.


link to return back to top Nathan Lindzey

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, Nathan was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to administration for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Jamonn Little

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, Jamonn was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to evaluation of quality for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Joyce Currie Little

Joyce Curry Little Joyce Currie Little is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She has had a varied career, including work as a Testing Engineer at Convair Aircraft (an experience that has been featured in a program on the History of Programming made by BBC television), Computer Center Director at Goucher College, founding Chairperson of Departments of Computer and Information Sciences at both the Community College of Baltimore County and Towson University.

Dr. Little's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on October 5, 2006.


link to return back to top David Luna

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, David was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to evaluation of quality for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Dan McCracken

Dan McCracken Dan McCracken has been a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at The City College of New York since 1981. Dan is widely respected for his early books on FORTRAN programming and he recently published a text on user centered website development. McCracken holds degrees in mathematics, chemistry and a Master's of Divinity. With over 55 years of experience in the computing field, the last 35 have been in academia.

Dan McCracken's CEOHP interview was conducted by Alison (Young) Clear on June 17, 2006.


link to return back to top Ty Mitschtke

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, Ty was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to evaluation of quality for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Deepa Muralidhar

Deepa Muralidhar Deepa Muralidhar is a computer science teacher at North Gwinnett High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Deepa is part of the Leadership Cohort for the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and serves on the Georgia CSTA Board. Deepa is interested in growing computer science education at the K-12 level. She is particularly interested in increasing enrollment of the number of girls who take computer science. It is her personal goal to create curriculum, provide teacher training and broaden student participation so that in the upcoming decade, every high school student takes a computer science course before graduating from high school.

Deepa is the materials developer responsible for the concepts behind the essay question ideas and the "Who Am I?" flashcards, which will be found on the CEOHP teaching materials page.


link to return back to top Barbara Boucher Owens

Barbara Boucher Owens Barbara Boucher Owens retired in 2012 from the Math & Computer Science Department at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She has been in the computing field since 1967 and has been teaching since 1970. She is past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (ACM/SIGCSE), a past-president of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), and co-founder of the CCSC South Central Conference. Her most recent research grants have been in the areas of ethics in computing and gender issues in computing. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University, an M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University. Dr. Owens's professional homepage provides additional information.

Barb Owens was part of the group that conceived of the CEOHP project starting with the 2003 SIGCSE Symposium in Reno, Nevada, USA and is a part of the CEOPH leadership group. She was a co-leader of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group and a member of the ITiCSE 2008 Working Group. As part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, Barbara was the interviewee in a longer-than-average practice interview. Barbara was the PI (Primary Investigator) on the NSF planning grant, managing it via Southwestern University. Barbara conducted most of the initial interviews for the project, including those with Hal Abelson, Fran Allen, Judith Bishop, Michael Clancy, Tracy Camp, Alison (Young) Clear, Nell Dale, Mats Daniels, Gordon Davies, Jenny Edwards, Matthias Felleisen, Judith Gal-Ezer, Michael Kölling, Andrea Lawrence, Joyce Currie Little, Jane Prey, Eric Roberts, Beth Simon, Joy Teague, and Henry Walker. Barbara developed the initial prototype for the CEOHP web portal and has been the central coordinator for many aspects of CEOHP since its inception.


link to return back to top Graciela Perera

Graciela Perera Graciela Perera completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida in 2007 and began working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Youngstown State University in Ohio, USA. She comes from Venezuela, although parts of her pre-college education were also in North America. Graciela's research interests include peer-to-peer network protocols and security as well as methods to improve student participation in their own education.

Dr. Perera's CEOHP interview was conducted by Vicki Almstrum on October 18, 2007.


link to return back to top Jane Prey

Jane Prey Jane Chu Prey became a Program Manager at Microsoft Research in 2003, working in the area of External Research and Programs. From 1992 to 2004, Dr. Prey was a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia. In addition, Dr. Prey spent 2 years(2001-2003) as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Prey's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on July 15, 2007.


link to return back to top Viera Proulx

Viera Proulx Viera Proulx is a Professor at Northeastern University in Boston and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in the City of New York. She is a member of the IFIP Working Group on Secondary Education (WG3.1) and is a member of the Board of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), northeastern region. Dr. Proulx's professional homepage provides additional information.

Viera was responsible for one CEOHP interview, with one of her instructors at Vassar College, Winifred (Tim) Asprey.


link to return back to top Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts Eric Roberts is Professor of Computer Science and the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford University in the Department of Computer Science. He has received several university-level teaching awards and in 2003 received the SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

Dr. Roberts's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on July 7, 2009.


link to return back to top Leslie Schwartzman

Leslie is on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, IL. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago; the title of her dissertation was FGP Fine-Grained Persistence for User-Structured Data: A Tool and Its Software Design.

Leslie was a member of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group. As part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, Leslie conducted the practice interview with Nell Dale.


link to return back to top Chris Scott

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, Chris was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to administration for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Katie Siek

Katie Siek Katie Siek is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and previously was at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research interests include human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and health informatics.

Katie Siek's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Vicki Almstrum on October 3, 2008.


link to return back to top Beth Simon

Beth Simon Beth Simon is on the faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego, in the position Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment. Beth's computer science education research focuses on Tablet PCs in education, student's preconceptions of computing topics, and debugging. During 2007-2008, Beth took leave from UCSD and served as a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow in the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia. She is interested in the study of how people learn computer science.

Dr. Simon's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on June 26, 2007.


link to return back to top Ellen Spertus

Ellen Spertus Ellen Spertus is a computer science researcher and educator with a strong interest in computing and society, particularly with respect to opportunities for women and under-represented groups. She was recognized with the Women Who Dare Award by Girls Inc. of the Island City in 2007. In 2001, she won the distinction of being named Sexiest Geek Alive and in 2002 was recognized by ABCNews.com as one of the Top Ten Wired Women.

Dr. Spertus's CEOHP interview was conducted by Vicki Almstrum on October 23, 2008.


link to return back to top Joy Teague

Joy Teague Joy Teague received her Ph.D. in 2000 and immediately retired from the Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She worked for some time as a programmer before entering the teaching profession at the college level, where she was frequently the only woman in the department. Dr. Teague has conducted pioneering research into the experiences of women in computing.

Dr. Teague's CEOHP interview was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on January 14, 2006. At the time of this interview, she was working as a private computer consultant.


link to return back to top Hillari Tiedeman

As an undergraduate student at Southwestern University, in Spring 2007, Hillari was enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Software Engineering and contributed as part of the group that focused on design issues related to presentation of content for the nascent CEOHP web portal.


link to return back to top Henry Walker

Henry Walker Henry Walker is the Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics Professor of Computer Science at Grinnell University in Grinnell, Iowa, USA, where he has taught since 1974. Henry served on the ACM SIGCSE Board for 17 years, serving as chair from 2001 - 2007. He is the recipient of the 2013 SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to Computer Science Education. His contributions both scholarly and service are extensive.

Henry Walker's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 9,2013.


link to return back to top Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss Mark Allen Weiss is Eminent Scholar Professor and Associate Director for the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) at Florida International University (FIU). He is also currently serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987, working under Bob Sedgewick. He has been at FIU since 1987 and was promoted to Professor in 1996. His interests include data structures, algorithms, and education. He is most well known for his highly acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used by a generation of students. Mark Weiss received the 2015 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education.

Mark Weiss's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 3, 2015.


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Frank Young Frank Young received his B.A. in mathematics from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught mathematics and computer science at Knox College in Illinois for 19 years. In 1987 he became Head of the Department of Computer Science at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, retiring after 15 years in that position. Frank Young served as SIGCSE registrar for over 10 years, chaired the SIGCSE SYmposium, has served as ABET evaluator and commissioner. In 2015 Frank Young received the SIGCSE award for Lifetime Service to the Computing Education Community.

Frank Young's interview for the CEOHP collection was conducted by Barbara Boucher Owens on March 3, 2015.