CEOHP collection summaries: Beth Simon

Beth Simon

Location(s) where grew up: Small rural town in southern Indiana, USA, located near Indiana University in Bloomington, IN

Location(s) for post-secondary education: B.S. Computer Science and Spanish (summa cum laude) from University of Dayton in Dayton, OH USA (1995); M.S. Computer Science (1998) and Ph.D. Computer Science (2002) from University of California, San Diego in San Diego, CA USA

Location(s) where employed: Lecturer in computer science at the University of San Diego in San Diego, CA USA; programmer/analyst for the San Diego Supercomputer Center's Performance Modeling and Characterization Laboratory in San Diego, CA USA; faculty member of the Computer Science and Engineering Department in the position Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment at the University of California, San Diego in San Diego, CA USA

Career stage when interviewed: Early career; was serving as a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow in the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia

Areas of interest: Computer science education research (especially multi-institutional research and institutional transformation); educational technology(ubiquitous presenter); previously focused on compilers, computer architecture, performance programming, and scientific computing

Highlights: Science Teaching and Learning Fellow in the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia (2007-2008) Grace Hopper Young Investigator Award (2002); National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (1996-99)

Interviewed June 26, 2007 by Barbara Boucher Owens