Wanda Dann

Director: www.alice.org
Personal page: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wpdann/

Workshop (Alice: An Introduction to Programming Using 3D Graphics): Mon March 9, 9:45am to 10:30am.

Dr. Wanda Dann, an active member of the Alice team for the last decade, has recently assumed leadership of the team. She is currently transitioning into a faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University from Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ithaca College. Wanda’s research interests include visualization in programming and programming languages and innovative approaches to introductory programming.

With Dr. Steve Cooper and Dr. Randy Pausch, she has published papers on the use of program visualization in teaching and learning introductory programming. Papers have appeared in ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) inroads, the Computer Science Education Journal, and other related publications. She is co-author of Learning to Program with Alice (2006, Prentice-Hall).

Dr. Dann’s leadership as a computer science educator has been recognized in her various roles as SIGCSE Technical Symposium publications editor, special projects chair, program chair, and symposium chair. She is now a member of the SIGCSE Board.