About Me

I am the Associate Director and a Professor of Practice in Clemson's School of Computing. I joined Clemson in 2020 after working in the software industry for thirty years. I came to Clemson to start a new chapter in my career where I can leverage my experience to teach and mentor the next generation of computer scientists. I not only aim to teach my students the building blocks of computer science, but I also seek to instill an appreciation for the importance of communicating ideas, problem-solving, teamwork, and decision-making, regardless of the path they choose to pursue after their undergraduate studies. I aspire for my students to be excited about learning computer science and to guide them in understanding the many opportunities it opens up for them in their future. And, last, but not least, I hope to show them that computer science can be fun too!

 

Education 

I received my BS in Mathematical Science (focus in Operations Research) from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1990.
I went back to school while I was working to get my MS in Computer Science (with Honors) from Johns Hopkins University in 1997.

Industry Experience

I started my career as a software developer and then moved into various product development leadership roles. My focus was always delivering world-class enterprise software.  In 2017 I was was awarded the Atlanta Women in Technology (WIT) Women of the Year for Enterprise software.

What I Teach

My teaching focus is in the areas of Software Engineering, Agile practices, APIs, and database development. I have also mentored Senior Capstone (CPSC 4910) project teams. I use industry standard tools and technologies as part of my curriculum. In addition to my teaching, I have also been a Faculty Advisor for many students. I am happy to provide guidance and mentorship to any student seeking academic or career advice.

CPSC 2910

Professional Issues I

Semesters Taught: Fall 2020, Spring/Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022

CPSC 3720

Introduction to Software Engineering

Semesters Taught: Fall 2020, Spring/Fall 2021, Spring 2022

CPSC 2810

Special Topics in Computer Science - From Coder to Craftsman

Semesters Taught: Fall 2021

CPSC 4620

Database Management Systems

Semesters Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2022

More About Me

I have included some pics to share a bit more about me.
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My Pups

Winston and Conan
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Presentation at Macy's

Women's History Month at Macy's
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Speaking on TechEdge Atlanta

Cool opportunity to be on a local TV talk show in Atlanta.
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Ron Clark Academy

WIT Stem Outreach at the Ron Clark Academy. A unique and amazing non-profit middle school in SouthEast Atlanta.
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Luminism

My older son's band Luminism. Check them out on Spotify!
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Postman Student Summit

Presenting how I use Postman in my CPSC 3720 class for the Postman Student Summit in 2021.
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Enjoying Lake Keowee

My husband and I enjoying the beauty of Lake Keowee.
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No filter

Love living on the lake.
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So much beauty in upstate SC

We love to check out all the nature so close to home..
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At the Taj Mahal

I used to travel to India quite frequently for my work. In 2016 I made the trip to see the Taj and it was well worth it!
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Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

My younger son in Japan at the "Godzilla Hotel".
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Manhattan Associates Capstone Team

Spring 2021 CPSC 4910 Capstone Project Team presenting their work for Manhattan Associates.
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Coming Soon!

Stay tuned! I will be hosting a weekly radio show called Alt-Shift,  starting in the Fall of 2022.
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So True!

Heed these words.
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Meeting Dr. Michio Kaku

Got to hear and meet this great mind at a customer conference in 2019.
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Bliss

Relaxing on the hammock.

Contact Me

You can Email me or stop by my office  in McAdams (100H) during my office hours.
You can also find me on Clemson's Microsoft Teams site .