I I joined the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. I received my PhD in 2018 from Washington University in St. Louis and was advised by Dr. Caitlin Kelleher. My work focuses on improving support for novice and end-user programmers programming outside of a classroom context. This work involves the design, development, and testing of tools that leverage available information or resources in order to encourage motivation and learning.
Generally, my research sits between human-computer interaction and learning. My interests include: novice/end-user programming, blocks-based programming environments (like Scratch, App Inventor, Looking Glass, and Alice), example code use, recommending help to programmers, computer science education, and crowdsourcing.