Welcome to my site!

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

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

My Schedule for Spring 2018

Office Hours, STEM 200A (inside the CS Main Office suite)
Walk-in: Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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 315: Database Systems, Forcina 403/410
Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 – 10:50 a.m.

CSC 415: Software Engineering, Forcina 403/410
Tuesdays and Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.; Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Some professional hats I wear:
CS Faculty Member
CS Department Chair
PI: CABECT Project
co-PI: iPics Project
co-PI: FIRSTS Project
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

Project iPics: Innovative Projects in Computational Science. Funded through NSF Award #1356235. Award Period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018.
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 page.
Fall 2017 : Vangelo Tasho and Kyler Steele will be conducting research with me.
Summer 2017 : Alex Cretella, Ryan Hackett, and Tyler Reich worked on this research with me, funded through the REU supplement for this grant.
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 : Additional NSF funding to support REU @ TCNJ. Evan Melquist and Sean Anukwuem are conducting research with me, funded through this grant.
Fall 2014 – Summer 2015 : Additional NSF funding to support REU @ TCNJ. Faisal Hoda and Matthew Steuerer conducted research with me, funded through this grant. For more information on the project see the page “NSF-funded REU @ TCNJ“.