Adrienne Decker is a faculty member in the newly formed Department of Engineering Education at the University at Buffalo. She has been studying computing education and teaching for over 15 years, and is interested in broadening participation, evaluating the effectiveness of pre-college computing activities, and issues of assessment, particularly in the introductory programming courses. She has been actively involved with the Advanced Placement Computer Science A course since 2011, first serving as a reader, and as part of the development committee for the exam since 2015, serving as higher ed co-chair since 2018. She has received more than $1M in NSF funding for her work in computing education. Active in the computing education community, she is currently the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education board treasurer (2016-2019) and has served as program co-chair in 2014 and symposium co-chair in 2015 to the SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.
Briana Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Prior to joining the college of IS&T, Briana worked for IBM for 8 years as a software developer and then transitioned to academia. She was an Assistant Professor at Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) for 20 years in the Computer Science department. She was the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Computer Science and Software Engineering programs, helped to found the Computer Game Design and Development degree program, and served as the lead for 2 successful ABET accreditation visits. She has a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master's in Computer Science, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. Her research area is Computer Science Education where she explores cognitive load theory within programming, broadening participation in computing and expanding and preparing computing high school teachers.
Lauren Margulieux is an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in Engineering Psychology, the study of how humans interact with technology. Her research interests are in educational technology and online learning, particularly for computing education. She focuses on designing instructions in a way that supports online students who do not necessarily have immediate access to a teacher or instructor to ask questions or overcome problem solving impasses.
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