Eunice is a postdoctoral research associate for the
Lighthouse CC project
with a doctorate from the University of Georgia.
Her project roles include
educational researcher and instructional designer.
Chang has long collaborated with
internationally recognized educational technology
and learning sciences scholars and with University STEM colleagues.
Her research interests involves supporting teaching and
learning in higher education and designing online or
blended learner-centered learning environments.
Aihua was a product designer for Baidu
(a major Chinese web services company)
before coming to UVA. Her learning interests include
education theory and practices, and their application to MOOCs as well as developing skills for MOOC creation. Chang has an M.S from xxx.
Leslie is a co-organizer of the
Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators.
Cintron is a Harvard-trained sociologist with expertise in careers, employment and workforce development. Cintron served as lead researcher on several research projects focusing on workforce and careers. Her research includes a national study of US worker’s attitudes toward work and family across generational groupings, a study of female high tech entrepreneurs and an examination of the role of technology in modern life.
Jim is co-PI and co-creator of the Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators.
His Chrestomathics project changed several institutions’ introductory college CS1 curriculum using multiple pathways, active collaborative learning, integrated lecture and laboratory, and tailored examples and pedagogies. Locally, the project raised undergraduate women majors from 12% to ~30% and achieved near proportional representation for underrepresented minorities.
In recognition of his diversity efforts he was won the IEEE Computer Society’s Taylor L. Booth Educator Award.
Sarah has served as a program evaluator on several National Science Foundation grants with emphases on professional development and STEM education. She is a former K12 educator with a doctoral degree in educational psychology, and has experience teaching pre-service and in-service educators. Her professional evaluation and research work includes professional development projects that serve K-12 educators from various disciplines, school counselors, higher education faculty, and professionals serving as outreach volunteers with funding from various national sources. Her education experience in underserved school districts informs her work.
Khallai is the chairpesion of the Miami Dade College of Engineering, Technology, and Business departments, Hialeah campus.
Khallai organized and hosted a successful Tapestry Workshop at Triton College in 2013. She has published research on the use of social digital literacy for teaching critical and computational thinking in CS1, and she worked for several years as an IM (Data) Technical Specialist at IBM. Ms. Taylor holds an M.S. in Computer Information Technology from Regis University.
Luther is co-organizer of the Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators and an integral member of the Lighthouse project.
Since 2009, his participation has been exhaustive:
presenting, training workshop organizers, managing applications, and running workshops of various lengths.
Besides teaching Computer Science at the University of Virginia,
his work interests include larger-scale curriculum redesign and training teaching assistants.
In addition he is one of the leaders in the Family History Information Standards Organisation.
Former team co-leader
Joanne was a co-PI and co-creator of the Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators. She was a sociologist who studied the gender imbalance in computing for almost twenty years, and who successfully put this knowledge into practice, particularly through her work with the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Cohoon provided professional development to program evaluators and high school computer science educators. She will be missed.