CEOHP collection summaries: Joyce Currie Little

Joyce Currie Little

Location(s) where grew up: Pioneer, LA USA, in West Carroll Parish, which is close to the Mississippi River, just across from Vicksburg, MI USA

Location(s) for post-secondary education: B.S. in Mathematics Education from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA USA (1957); graduate operations research courses from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD USA; M.S. in Applied Mathematics from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA USA (1963); extension courses from University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA USA; Ph.D. in Educational Administration for Computing Services from University of Maryland, College Park in College Park, MD USA (1984);

Location(s) where employed: Test engineer with Convair Aircraft Co. at General Dynamics Corporation in San Diego, CA USA; graduate assistant/lecturer in mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University in San Diego, CA USA; assistant director of the Computer Center at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD USA; lecturer at Chamberlayne Junior College in Boston, MA USA; chair of Computer Information Systems at Community College of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD USA; lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park in College Park, MD USA; professor of Computer Information Systems at Community College of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD USA; assistant professor, associate professor, professor, and chair at Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University in Towson, MD

Career stage when interviewed: Mid- to late career; professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University in Towson, Maryland

Areas of interest: Software engineering; systems analysis and design; societal and ethical issues of technology

Highlights: ACM Distinguished Service Award (1992); Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (1994); Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1995); Towson University President's Award as Distinguished Faculty Member (2000); SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service (2006); Board of Directors of the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP); member of the Washington DC-based Commission for Professionals in Science and Technology

Interviewed October 5, 2006 by Barbara Boucher Owens