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!
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.
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.
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Semesters Taught: Fall 2020, Spring/Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022
Introduction to Software Engineering
Semesters Taught: Fall 2020, Spring/Fall 2021, Spring 2022
Special Topics in Computer Science - From Coder to Craftsman
Semesters Taught: Fall 2021
Database Management Systems
Semesters Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2022