Welcome to my site!

Scroll through these pages for information about my schedule, courses, research interests, and projects.

My Schedule for Fall 2018

Office Hours, STEM 200A (inside the CS Main Office suite)
Walk-in: Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
By Appointment at other times.
I am generally on campus during normal working hours on weekdays throughout the semester. Email me if you’d like an appointment to meet with me outside scheduled office hours.

CSC 099: Orientation to Computer Science, Forcina 403
Section 01: Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Section 02: Fridays 2:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Section 03: Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

CSC 415: Software Engineering, Forcina 403
Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 – 10:50 a.m.; Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Some professional hats I wear:
CS Faculty Member
CS Department Chair
Barbara Meyers Pelson (’59) Chair in Faculty-Student Engagement (AY 2018-2021)
PI: CABECT Project
co-PI: iPics Project
co-PI: FIRSTS Project
SIGCSE 2019 Posters Chair
SIGCSE 2018 Lightning Talks Chair
SIGCSE 2018 Associate Program Chair
SIGCSE 2016-18 Committee Member
SIGCSE Special Projects Committee Member
SIGCSE Travel Grants Committee Member
Google Advisory Council Member
NCWIT Academic Alliance, Liaison

Recognition by Red Hat – Red Hat Honors Instructors Who Champion Open Source Education in the U.S.



Project iPics: Innovative Projects in Computational Science. Funded through NSF Award #1356235. Award Period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.
Beginning in Fall 2014, the project is funding scholarships for computer science and mathematics students. Students are organized into learning communities and engage in research focused on a common theme of computational science. See more information at https://ipics.pages.tcnj.edu/.

Project FIRSTS: Foundation for Increasing and Retaining STEM Students Program. Funded through NSF Award #1525109. Award Period January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
The overall goals of this program are to help students from underserved populations transition to the rigors of the STEM curriculum and gather both qualitative and quantitative data on the reasons financially needy students elect to leave STEM disciplines.

Project CABECT: Collaborating Across Boundaries to Engage undergraduates in Computational Thinking. Funded through NSF Award #1141170. Award period August 15, 2012 to July 31, 2017.
See more information on the CABECT and “NSF-funded REU @ TCNJ” pages. See CABECTPortal in action at http://tardis.tcnj.edu/cabect/ (under construction).

Students who have worked with me on this and closely related projects:
Summer 2018: Tyler Reich, Mentored Research course credit.
Spring 2018: Ryan Hackett, Hannah Richman, Kyler Steele, and Vangelo Tasho. Mentored Research course credit.
Fall 2017: Vangelo Tasho, Kyler Steele, and Hannah Richman. Mentored Research course credit.
Summer 2017: Alex Cretella, Ryan Hackett, and Tyler Reich,  REU @ TCNJ, funded through NSF REU supplement for the grant.
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017: Evan Melquist and Sean Anukwuem. Mentored Research course credit and REU @ TCNJ, funded through NSF REU supplement for the grant.
Fall 2014 – Summer 2015: Faisal Hoda and Matthew Steuerer. Mentored Research course credit and REU @ TCNJ, funded through NSF REU supplement for the grant.
Fall 2013 – Spring 2014:Joseph Canero and Conor Kelton. Mentored Research course credit.
Summer 2013: Joseph Canero and Conor Kelton. Funded through TCNJ MUSE program.