Honors and Activities

Discussion leader, Teaching Academy, Spring 2016

Discussion leader, Learning Circle on Grant Writing for Science, Computing and Math Faculty, Spring 2016

Conference Chair, Teaching Multilingual Students: From Awareness to Best Practices, Spring Faculty Conference, Metropolitan State University, February 20, 2016

Organizer, Race Matters, Fall Teaching Workshop, Metropolitan State University, October 3, 2015

Discussion leader, Learning Circle on the Scholarship of Online Learning, 2015

Conference Chair, Inspiring Active Learning, Spring Faculty Conference, Metropolitan State University, March 28, 2015

Organizer, Engaging Millennial Learners, Fall Teaching Workshop, Metropolitan State University, October 11, 2014

Organizer, New Faculty Orientation and Seminar Series (2013-2017)

Member, ACM Education Council (2014-present)

Steering committee member, Cyber Security Education Workshop, Washington, DC, Feb 24-25, 2014.

Conference Chair, Cultivating a Questioning Mind, Spring Faculty Conference, Metropolitan State University, February 1, 2014

Conference Chair, Intersections: Disciplines, Communities, Teaching & Learning, Fall Faculty Conference, Metropolitan State University, September 21, 2013

Board Member at Large, ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (ACM/SIGCSE) (FY14-FY16)

On-site program review at Rollins College (2013)

National Science Foundation program officer (August, 2010 - August, 2012)

Reviewed National Science Foundation grant proposals (2010, 2013, 2015)

Organized NSF-funded Qualitative Research Methods workshops, 2009-2010

Organized roundtable discussion, Rethinking Computing Education, with Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Craig Mundie, and international computer science education leaders, 2009.

Program Committee, Web-Based Learning: Innovation and Challenges (WeLearn-2009) track of the Second International Computer Science and Technology Conference (ICSTC-2009), San Diego, CA, 2009.

Nominated for Excellence in Teaching award (2011)

CRA-W Distinguished Professor - a project designed to mentor female computing faculty (2008, 2012, 2015)

ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education Technical Symposium, Conference Co-Chair, $400,000 budget (2009), Program Co-Chair (2008), Panels Coordinator (2013, 1998), Workshops Coordinator (2014)

Organized NSF-funded Statistics Bootcamp for Computer Science Education Researchers, 2007

Guest editor, Special Issue on Recent Doctoral Research, Computer Science Education (2004)

Fulbright Scholar (2002-2003)

Program Committee, Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005, ACE2004)

Program committee, Information Assurance, Network, Database and Software Security Symposium, St. Cloud State University, (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009)

SIGCSE Doctoral Consortium, co-chair (2003, 2004), discussant (2002)

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Advisory Board (2004)

International planning session for Computing Curriculum 2001, Pedagogy Focus Group 4: Professional Practices Report, attendee (June 2-4, 2000)

CC2001 Workshop for Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, organizer (June 5, 2001)

Minnesota Information Professional Society, member, program committee (2000-2001)

North Hennepin Community College Computer Science Advisory Committee (1998-2007)

NSF Course, Curriculum and Lab Implementation Program grant proposal reviewer (FY99)

Mayor's High Technology Council, St. Paul, MN (1998)

Designed curriculum and introduced computer science major (1998)

Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges, Board Member at Large (1992-1994), President-Elect (1995), President (1996), Immediate Past-President (1997)

Communication Networks Modeling and Simulation Conference, Program Chair (1996)

Rockhurst Computer Fair, chair (1994-1995)

Central Plains Small College Computing Conference, Steering committee (1994, 1995, 1996)

Girl Scout Day Camp, coordinator, computer badge activities (1994)

Science division promotional video, producer (1993)

Scientist penpal, Science-By-Mail (1991-1992)

Reader, Low Vision Library, Kansas City Council for the Blind (1990)

Volunteer, Kansas City Committee for UNICEF (1990)

South Central Small College Computer Conference, Program chair (1989-1993)

Moderator, Community Roundtable on High Technology, St. Edward's University (1988)

Group Programs Chairman (fundraising), Austin Council for UNICEF (1988)

Refereed papers for Communications of the ACM, Computers and Education, International Journal in Computer Simulation, Journal of Computer Science in Colleges, Symposium on Applied Computing, SIGSCE Technical Symposium, Computer Science Education, International Computing Education Research Workshop, ACM Inroads, ACM Transactions on Computing Education.