Susan H. Rodger

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Susan H. Rodger
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Susan H. Rodger
Born Columbia, South Carolina, US
Nationality American
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Duke University
Alma mater North Carolina State University
Purdue University
Doctoral advisor Greg N. Frederickson
Known for Computer Science Education and the software JFLAP
Notable awards ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award (2014)
ACM Distinguished Educator (2006)
Website
www.cs.duke.edu/~rodger/

Susan H. Rodger is an American Computer Scientist known for work in computer science education including developing the software JFLAP[1] [2] for over twenty years. JFLAP is educational software for visualizing and interacting with formal languages and automata. Rodger is also known for peer-led team learning in computer science [3] and integrating computing into middle schools and high schools with Alice .[4] She is also currently serving on the board of CRA-W and as chair of ACM SIGCSE.[5]

Biography[edit]

Susan H. Rodger was born in Columbia, South Carolina. She received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mathematics from North Carolina State University in 1983. She received a M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1985 and a Ph.D in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1989.

She immediately joined the Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor. In 1994 she moved to Duke University as an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Computer Science. She was promoted to Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in 1997 and to Professor of the Practice in 2008.

Awards[edit]

2006: Rodger was named an ACM Distinguished Member.[6][7]
2007: Finalist in the NEEDS Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware (for the software JFLAP).[8]
2014: ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JFLAP web page: http://www.jflap.org/
  2. ^ Susan Rodger and Thomas Finley (2006). JFLAP - An Interactive Formal Languages and Automata Package. Jones and Bartlett. ISBN 0763738344. 
  3. ^ Susan Horwitz, Susan Rodger, Maureen Biggers, David Binkley, C. Kolin Frantz, Dawn Gundermann, Susanne Hambrusch, Steven Huss-Lederman, Ethan Munson, Barbara Ryder, and Monica Sweat (2009). "Using Peer-Led Team Learning to Increase Participation and Success of Under-Represented Groups in Introductory Computer Science". Fortieth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education: 163–167. 
  4. ^ Susan Rodger, Melissa Dalis, Chitra Gadwal, Jenna Hayes, Peggy Li, Liz Liang, Francine Wolfe, and Wenhui Zhang (2012). "Integrating Computing into Middle Schools Disciplines Through Projects". Forty-third SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education: p. 421–426. 
  5. ^ ACM SIGCSE Web Page http://www.sigcse.org/
  6. ^ Duke press release: https://www.cs.duke.edu/news/?article=208
  7. ^ ACM Distinguished member page: http://awards.acm.org/award_winners/rodger_2853521.cfm
  8. ^ JFLAP press release: http://www.jflap.org/Premier2007_pressrelease_v2.pdf
  9. ^ ACM announcement: http://awards.acm.org/award_winners/rodger_2853521.cfm

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