HMC Expert: Colleen Lewis

Computational Thinking, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Women in CS

Colleen Lewis, PhD, McGregor-Girand Associate Professor of Computer Science, specializes in computer science education and curriculum development.

Lewis researches gender and diversity issues in CS education and how programming environment shapes perception, learning and goals. She studies attrition in introductory computer science courses; whether pair programming is more effective than other forms of collaboration for young students; and how students transfer non-programming knowledge when they learn computer programming.

Lewis teaches computer science courses as well as a seminar course on computer science education. She is active in computer science outreach activities at the K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels.

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