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.
- hmc.edu, 1/4/19 NSF Grants: Computer Science
- hmc.edu, 6/14/19 Building STEAM
- hmc.edu, 9/19/18 NSF Supports Diversity in Computing
- hmc.edu, 6/18/18 NSF Grant to Elevate Math and CS Instruction
- hmc.edu, 12/12/17 Kapor Center Funds CS Equity Study
- U.S. News & World Report, 10/21/16 Studies: Women Face Bias in Higher Education
- U.S. News & World Report, 10/19/16 Award-Winning Women in Tech Convene at Grace Hopper
- Harvey Mudd Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016 CS Champion
- hmc.edu, 5/9/16 CS Faculty Members Receive Google Grant
- hmc.edu, 8/12/16 Colleen Lewis Receives 2016 Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award
- NPR, 5/1/13 How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap
- Forbes, 4/30/14 Look What Happens When STEM Professors Teach Writing
- ReadWrite, 9/2/14 Why So Few Women Are Studying Computer Science