CEOHP Practice interviews

This webpage includes brief practice interviews collected during CEOHP training sessions. The first set of practice interviews were Lisbon, Portugal, in June 2005, as part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group efforts. The interviews in the next group were collected as part of a training workshop during the SIGCSE Technical Symposium in Houston, Texas, in March 2006.

These practice sessions are generally much shorter than the interviews in the main portion of the CEOHP collection. The name of each participant (interviewer and interviewee) is linked to their brief bio on the People of CEOHP pages.


link to return back to top Liz Adams: Education at NYC HS for Performing Arts

Liz Adams

Elizabeth Adams of James Madison University was interviewed by Nell Dale on June 28, 2005. In this segment, Liz recounts her educational journey, which included the NYC High School for the Performing Arts.


link to return back to top Nell Dale: Education and experiences in industry

Nell Dale

Nell Dale of The University of Texas at Austin was interviewed by Leslie Schwartzman of Roosevelt University on June 26, 2005. In this segment, Nell discusses her education and experiences in industry.


link to return back to top Wanda Dann: Path from childhood poverty to computing education

Wanda Dann

Wanda Dann of Ithaca College was interviewed by Nell Dale on June 25, 2005. In this segment, Wanda tells of the path that led her from childhood poverty to computing education.


link to return back to top Andrea Lawrence: Challenges and how to mentor

Andrea Lawrence

Andrea Lawrence of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, was interviewed by Elizabeth Adams of James Madison University on June 26, 2005. In this segment, Andrea discusses some challenges she faced and how she mentors those facing similar challenges.


link to return back to top Barbara Boucher Owens: The "least resistance" method of going through life

Barbara Boucher Owens

Barbara Boucher Owens of Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, was interviewed by William Aspray of Indiana University on June 25, 2005. In this segment, Barbara discusses her family background, education, and early career.


link to return back to top Vicki Almstrum: EWD as a mentor

Vicki Almstrum

Vicki Almstrum of The University of Texas at Austin was interviewed by Mary Last of Mary Hardin Baylor University on March 1, 2006. In this segment, Vicki explains the significance in her life of Edsger W. Dijkstra as a mentor.


link to return back to top Alison (Young) Clear: "Kiwi" style computing curriculum

Alison (Young) Clear

Alison (Young) Clear of Unitec New Zealand was interviewed by Vicki Almstrum on March 1, 2006. In this segment, Alison talks about how she spearheaded the creation and validation of a nationwide computing curriculum in the "Kiwi" (New Zealand) style.


link to return back to top Mary Z. Last: From chemist to computer scientist

Mary Z. Last

Mary Z. Last of Mary Hardin Baylor University was interviewed by Alison Young on March 5, 2006. In this segment, Mary tells about the evolution of her career, from studying chemistry in college, to working for DuPont, to discovering she loved teaching at a junior college.