Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator
Dept. of Computer Science
Bryn Mawr College
I am a member of the teaching faculty at Bryn Mawr College, where I teach courses on programming and software engineering, and work with students as Department Program Coordinator.
My current academic interests include student mental health; diversity, equity, and inclusion in Computer Science; student contributions to open source software projects; and online learning.
I previously served as a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where I received a Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2019 and was Co-Director of the MCIT Online program.
Prior to embarking on my career in academia, I completed a PhD in Computer Science at Columbia University, where my research focused on software testing. Before that, I worked as a professional software developer in Boston, San Francisco, and London after earning a BS in Computer Engineering from Boston University.
Somewhere along the way, I also spent two years teaching English in Seoul, but that's not really part of the narrative hahaha...
Some recent highlights:
5/10/22: This week I'm participating in the NSF STEM for All video showcase with my video on supporting computer science student mental health. Thanks to Brianna Blaser and her team at AccessComputing for giving me this opportunity!
12/23/21: So very happy for my collaborator Lígia Maria Soares Passos and her colleagues in Brazil on the acceptance of our paper "Association of Positive and Negative Feelings with Anxiety and Depression Symptoms among Computer Science Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic" at EduComp 2022. It's taken a long time to find a venue for this work but I'm so happy that it will finally get published!
11/10/21: A huge "thank you" to my student Marianela Luna-Torrado and Polly O'Keefe from BMC Counseling Services for co-organizing our teach-in on fostering inclusive spaces for STEM students living with mental illness. We had about 30 participants and came up with a lot of ideas that I know will benefit many of our students going forward.
Although I spend most of my time teaching and advising students, I also contribute to the field of computer science education through publications and participating in panels and other events at conferences. Here are some recent publications and other activities in those areas:
Computer Science Student Mental Health
Diversity & Inclusion in Computer Science
Software Engineering Education
Student Contributions to Open Source Software
As a graduate student at Columbia University, I investigated software testing techniques for programs that do not have a "test oracle," i.e. for which it is difficult to know in advance what the correct output should be. I am no longer actively conducting research in this area, but a full list of publications is available in my CV.
In Fall 2022 I am teaching a section of the Emily Balch Seminar and a special topics course on "Software and Society" at Bryn Mawr College.
I also have created three online courses that are publicly available:
A full list of the courses I've taught is available in my CV.