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Stephen P. Cooper

A Distinguished Author and Researcher: Dr. Wanda Dann recently accepted the Directorship of the Alice Research Project at Carnegie Mellon University.  She has been an active member of the Alice team for the last decade. Wanda's research interests include visualization in programming and programming languages and innovative approaches to introductory programming. She has published multiple papers on the use of program visualization in programming languages and its use in teaching and learning introductory computer programming. Dann’s papers and articles have appeared in ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Inroads, the Computer Science Education Journal, and other related publications.

Dr. Dann is the lead author of Learning to Program with Alice (2006, Prentice-Hall) and Learning to Program with Alice, Brief Edition (2007, Prentice Hall). Pending publications include Alice and Java, anticipated for publication in 2008. She is also a distinguished contributor to professional Computer Science educator groups and has served as ACM’s SIGCSE Technical Symposium publications editor and as ACM’s SIGCSE Symposium chair. She was recently elected to serve as a member of the SIGCSE Board and is the SIGCSE-CSTA liaison.

Dr. Dann received a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Syracuse University.