MTCS

Suzanne Buchele

Associate Professor of Math & Computer Science

Education

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin 1999
M.S., The University of Texas at Austin 1994
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin 1991
B.A., Connecticut College 1985

Positions

Associate Professor
Southwestern University
August 01, 2008 - present
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar
Ashesi University College, Accra, Ghana
August 01, 2006 - June 01, 2008

Assistant Professor
Southwestern University
August 01, 1998 - May 01, 2006
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Teaching Philosophy


Previous Courses

Introduction to Programming, Computer Science 1, Computer Organization, Discrete Mathematics, Computer Systems, Computer Architecture, Computer Security, Computer Graphics, Senior Seminar in Software Engineering, Introduction to Statistics, First Year Seminar, Paideia Seminars

Research

The feasibility and appropriateness of OLPC technology in developing countries such as Ghana, West Africa.

I recently re-wrote the 1884 classic, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin A. Abbott.  The updated version, entitled The Story of Flatland: An Adventure in Many Dimensions, retains much of the delightful story but removes the negative stereotypes of women (in addition to other updates). 

3D Solid Modeling (a sub-area of computer graphics), esp. conversion of surface to solid models.>


Professional Work

Project Principal, Department of Education Earmark Grant, Summer Workshops in Computer Technologies for High School Math and Science Teachers, 2011 - 2013.

Partner, GreedList, 2011 - present

Acting Dean of Academic Affairs, Ashesi University College, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, 2007 - 2008.

Implementation Team member, One Laptop per Child Ghana, 2007 - 2008.

Scientific Measurement Systems, Inc., Austin, TX, Contract Programmer 1996 - 1997, Programmer/Research Scientist 1985-1991.

The Computational Mechanics Company, Inc., Austin, TX, Computer Programmer 1992.


Honors & Awards

Fulbright Award to teach at Ashesi University College in Ghana, 2006 - 2007; renewed for 2007 - 2008;

United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education in Ministry teaching award, 2004 - 2005;

Brown Fellowship Recipient, Southwestern University, 2002 - 2003;


Groups & Affiliations

Member, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

Member, Consortium for Computing in Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)

Member, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), Computer Honorary Society

Member, Phi Beta Kappa