Emmanuel Schanzer serves as the Director of CSPdWeek. Schanzer is a CS-expat, having spent several years as a program manager and developer before becoming a high school teacher and middle school academic coach. He is the Founder and Co-Director of Bootstrap, and has spent more than a decade working with groups across the CS Education community. He holds degrees in computer science and curriculum development, and is a Doctor of Education with a research focus on transferring skills from programming into algebra.
Joanna Goode is an Associate Professor of Education Studies at the University of Oregon. As a former urban computer science high school teacher, Joanna approaches her research with attention towards how pedagogy, policies, and practices converge to influence student learning opportunities. Joanna’s NSF-sponsored research highlights how reforms in CS education can provide new opportunities while introducing new challenges to equity and inclusion in computing classrooms. Joanna designed the Exploring Computer Science high school curriculum and professional development program, now a course reaching 40,000 students each year. Joanna has authored multiple journal articles, chapters, and co-authored the book, Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing (MIT Press, 2008). She is a founding member of ACM’s Education Policy Comimittee, a member of NCWIT’s K-12 Alliance, and the chair of the Equity committee for the CSTA.
Gail Chapman is Director of Outreach for Exploring Computer Science and works with partner districts on strategic planning related to implementation of Exploring Computer Science. She is co-designer of the ECS curriculum and professional development model and leads ECS PD Facilitator development. Prior to joining the ECS team, Gail taught high school mathematics and computer science, including AP Computer Science, for 15 years and subsequently worked on the AP Computer Science program at both ETS and College Board; this work included assessment development, curriculum design, and professional development.
Jeff Gray is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama. His core research interests are in software engineering and computer science education. Jeff has been a Pilot instructor for CS Principles since 2011 and is currently a College Board APSI trainer for CSP. He led the CS4Alabama project (sponsored by NSF) that trained 49 teachers on multi-year professional development for CSP. He also offered a MOOC for CSP that was sponsored by Google CS4HS. Jeff is an ACM Distinguished Educator and was named the Professor of the Year (Alabama, 2008) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. More information about Jeff’s activities is available at: http://gray.cs.ua.edu/