The following individuals developed and are implementing The Computational Thinking for High School Teachers instruction program.

Also meet our Site Coordinators, Course Developers and Other Team Members

Midge Cozzens, Rutgers University, Principal Investigator (PI)

Midge Cozzens

Dr. Margaret “Midge” Cozzens is currently Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Director of the Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Center (DIMACS) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Cozzens also teaches for the Rutgers Mathematics Department and is a principal investigator and education-grants project manager at DIMACS.  Previously, she worked in top executive or management-level positions at Harvard University, Northeastern University, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado Institute of Technology, and the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. She has authored over 70 articles and 10 books on graph theory, mathematical applications in ecology, psychology and engineering, and interdisciplinary mathematics and science education, and she has been awarded 10 multi-year research and education grants from DHS, NFS and other federal agencies. She holds a Ph.D and M.S. in Mathematics from Rutgers University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and English from the University of Rochester. More

Tami Carpenter, Rutgers University, Co-PI

Dr. Tami Carpenter is Research Professor and Acting Deputy Director of DIMACS at Rutgers University, where she facilitates new and ongoing research and education programs. Carpenter has played leadership roles in various DIMACS education projects, including projects with Cozzens developing classroom materials on computational thinking and on planning for sustainability. Carpenter previously worked as Senior Scientist and Director of the Network Models & Algorithms Research Group at Telcordia Technologies, where her research focused on network optimization, network traffic modeling, and decision making under uncertainty. Carpenter has a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Princeton University, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More

Lazaros Gallos, Rutgers University, Co-PI

Dr. Lazaros Gallos is a DIMACS Associate Director and Research Professor at Rutgers University. At DIMACS, he is the current director of the long-running summer REU program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) on Computer Science and Mathematics. He received his Ph.D at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in Computational Physics. He is member of the editorial board of the Nature Scientific Reports journal and of PLOS ONE, and he has been an Editor for the highly selective journal Physical Review X. He is the recipient of the lifetime award for Outstanding Referee from the American Physical Society and has been recognized four times as a European Physical Society Distinguished Referee. His research interests cover a broad range of problems in complex systems and interdisciplinary applications. His main contributions are on complex network dynamics and information spreading with emphasis on behavior in social networks. More

Suzanne M. Wilson, University of Connecticut, PI

Dr. Suzanne M. Wilson is a Neag Endowed Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Connecticut where she currently serves as professor and head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her undergraduate degree is in history and American Studies from Brown University; she also has a M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. She was a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, where she served on the faculty for 26 years.  Her current work concerns exploring various measures of teaching and teachers’ understanding that might be used for teacher education and education research, as well as a study of the contemporary and jurisdictional battles over who should control teacher education and licensure. She has published in American Educator, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Elementary School Journal, Journal of Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Teaching Education. She is author of California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education (Yale, 2003), and editor of Lee Shulman’s collection of essays, Wisdom of Practice: Essays on Teaching, Learning, and Learning to Teach (Jossey-Bass, 2004). Wilson serves on multiple editorial and advisory boards; she is also a member of the National Academy of Education. More

Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead, University of Connecticut, Co-PI

Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead

Dr. Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead is an Associate Professor of Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation in the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. Montrosse-Moorhead’s methodological work focuses on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of evaluation professionalization. Her substantive work centers on curriculum and professional development designed to provide equitable access to high quality public education and development of measures to inform this work. Her scholarship has appeared in the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, and Teacher Education and Special Education. She currently serves on the American Evaluation Association board and on the editorial board of New Directions for Evaluation.  She also chairs EvalYouth, an international network that aims to build novice evaluator capacity throughout the world. She has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. More