Susan H. Rodger

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Duke University
Professor of the Practice in the Computer Science Department

Susan H. Rodger is a Professor of the Practice in the Computer Science Department at Duke University. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University. Rodger works in the area of computer science education. Her major contributions are in visualization and interaction software for education in theoretical computer science, computing in K-12 and peer-led team learning in CS. Rodger developed JFLAP, software for experimenting with formal languages and automata, that is the leading educational tool for formal languages and automata theory worldwide. Rodger is a leader in integrating computing into K-12 with the Adventures in Alice Programming project. Rodger was Chair of the AP CS Development Committee (1997-2000), a member of the ACM Education Policy Committee (2008-2017), SIGCSE Board Chair (2013-2016), and is currently co-chair of the CRA-WP Board. Rodger received the 2023 SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award, the IEEE Computer Society 2019 Taylor L. Booth Education Award, ACM 2013 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, Duke University Trinity College 2019 David and Janet Vaughn Brooks Distinguished Teaching Award, and she was one of two finalist candidates for the NEEDS Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware for the software JFLAP.

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