2101 Kelley Engineering Ctr
Corvallis, OR 97331
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.