The people who make CEOHP happen: ITiCSE 2005 Working Group

This page presents the individuals who were part of the ITiCSE 2005 Working Group, which met in Lisbon, Portugal. We include the report reference and abstract for completeness.

Working Group Members

The three Working Group leaders were:

Barbara Boucher Owens,
                             co-leader of ITiCSE 2008 Working Group Lecia Barker,
                             co-leader of ITiCSE 2008 Working Group Vicki Almstrum,
                             co-leader of ITiCSE 2008 Working Group

Barbara Boucher Owens

Lecia Barker

Vicki Almstrum

The other Working Group members were:

Elizabeth Adams,
                             member of ITiCSE 2005 Working Group Bill Aspray,
                             member of ITiCSE 2005 Working Group Nell Dale,
                             member of ITiCSE 2005 Working Group Wanda Dann,
                             member of ITiCSE 2005 Working Group Andrea Lawrence,
                             member of ITiCSE 2005 Working Group

Liz Adams

Bill Aspray

Nell Dale

Wanda Dann

Andrea Lawrence

Missing from the pictures is ITiCSE 2005 Working Group member Leslie Schwartzman.


ALMSTRUM, V. L., BARKER, L. J., OWENS, B. B., ADAMS, E., ASPRAY, W., DALE, N. B., DANN, W., LAWRENCE, A., AND SCHWARTZMAN, L. 2005. Working Group on Building a Sense of History: Narratives and Pathways of Women Computing Educators. SIGCSE Bulletin inroads, 37(4) (Dec. 2005), 173-189.


This working group laid the groundwork for the collection and analysis of oral histories of women computing educators. This endeavor will eventually create a body of narratives to serve as role models to attract students, in particular women, to computing; it will also serve to preserve the history of the female pioneers in computing education. Pre-conference work included administration of a survey to assess topical interest. The working group produced aids for conducting interviews, including an opening script, an outline of topics to be covered, guidelines for conducting interviews, and a set of probing questions to ensure consistency in the interviews. The group explored issues such as copyright and archival that confront the large-scale implementation of the project and suggested extensions to this research. This report includes an annotated bibliography of resources. The next steps will include training colleagues in how to conduct interviews and establishing guidelines for archival and use of the interviews.