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Suzanne Buchele

Associate Professor of Math & Computer Science

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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

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.>


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;


Specific subjects or issues you can knowledgeably discuss:
I am concerned about many technology trends, especially with regard to developing countries.  I worked with One Laptop Per Child in Ghana, West Africa from 2007-2008.

I am willing to talk to the media: yes

I am willing to talk to community groups about my area of expertise: no

Can you do interviews in Spanish? no

Other languages you are fluent in:

Experience with the news media (especially electronic media):

Contact Details:
(512) 863-n/a(office)
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bucheles@southwestern.edu