Steve accepted the role of Director of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in January 2016. He currently holds an appointment as a Professor in the School of Computing. Steve comes to Nebraska from Stanford University, where he served as Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Computer Science Department. Steve has previously worked as a program manager in NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education, within its Education and Human Resources Directorate.
As an academic, Steve is probably best known for his work with Alice, a 3-D interactive animation environment used for teaching novices how to program. He is interested in computer science education.
Many years ago, Steve worked as a software engineer for IBM. There he did operating systems development for IBM's MVS operating system in its Data Systems Division.
Steve holds a doctoral (and master's) degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University. His undergraduate degrees, in chemistry and mathematics, are from Cornell University.
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