Jennifer Parham-Mocello

Jennifer Parham-Mocello

Jennifer Parham-Mocello

Assistant Professor
Kearney Faculty Scholar
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2101 Kelley Engineering Ctr
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Postdoctoral Researcher, Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Ph.D., Computer Science, Clemson University, 2009
M.S., Computer Science, The University of Montana, 2003
B.S., Computer Science, Appalachian State University, 999

Jennifer Parham-Mocello fell in love with computer science while pursuing an undergraduate degree in secondary math education. Since then, her focus turned to computer science education. Immediately after obtaining her bachelor’s in computer science, she became an adjunct instructor at a community college. She subsequently pursued a master’s in computer science, which sparked her interest in how people learn computer science, the best ways to teach computer science, and the higher-order/logical thinking skills needed for computer science. She returned to school for a doctorate focusing on how people solve problems in computer science. Her mission is to improve computer science education through exploratory research and empirical evidence, best teaching practices, and community efforts supporting computational literacy for all.

2021-2023 College of Engineering Kearney Faculty Scholar
2018 College of Engineering Austin-Paul Engineering Faculty Award
2018 EECS Professor of the Year
2017 Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Outstanding Teaching Award
2017 EECS Innovative Teaching Award
2015 EECS Outstanding Teaching Award
2014 Vice Provost's Award for Excellence in Innovation – Online Teaching
2014 EECS Innovative Teaching Award
2013 EECS Professor of the Year

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