Brian Harvey (lecturer)
Brian K. Harvey
|Born||1949 (age 68–69)|
New College of California
|Institutions||University of California - Berkeley|
|Thesis||The high school computer center: educational goals in theory and practice (philosophy, programming, moral) (1985)|
Brian Keith Harvey (born 1949) is a former Lecturer SOE of computer science at University of California, Berkeley. He and his students developed UCBLogo, a free and open source Logo interpreter for learners.
He received his B.S. in Mathematics at MIT, 1969, a M.S. in Computer Science, Stanford University, 1975, and a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education, UC Berkeley, 1985. He also received a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, New College of California, 1990.
Until his retirement in July 2013, Harvey taught introductory (lower-division) computer science courses at Berkeley, as well as the "CS 195, Social Implications of Computing". He was also involved in the development of the Logo (programming language) for the use in K-12 education.
Together with the German programmer Jens Mönig, Harvey designed BYOB ("Build Your Own Blocks") and its successor Snap!, an extended version of the Scratch (programming language), which added higher order functions and true object inheritance for first-class sprites. With "CS10, The Beauty and Joy of Computing" at Berkeley he co-established the first course that's using BYOB and spread it to other colleges and high schools.
- UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award (1995)
- Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching (1997)
- Jim and Donna Gray Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1998-99)
- 2011 Why Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs matters
- 2001 Harmful to Children?
- 1999 B. K. Harvey and M. Wright, Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science, 2nd ed., Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
- 1997 B. K. Harvey, Computer Science Logo Style, 2 ed., Vol. 1-3, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
- 1997 Reasoning with Computers
- 1994 Is Programming Obsolete?
- 1992 Avoiding Recursion
- 1992 Beyond Programming
- 1991 Symbolic Programming vs. the AP Curriculum
- 1985 Computer Hacking and Ethics
- 1980 Using Computers for Educational Freedom
- Hafner, Kate (May 22, 2003). "Computing's Lost Allure". New York Times. Retrieved 17 October 2012.