January 30, 2019

Introduction

I have been asked about data science curriculum development and delivery at the undergraduate level frequently over the past two years. The path forward is quite mirky. I am hopeful that this blog post provides a specific, relevant and actionable blueprint....

January 25, 2019

Today, I spoke at this month's Women in Data Science event @ Kennesaw State University about our data mindset. A rather diverse group of data practitioners and professionals (see the above photo) engaged in a robust conversation about equitable participation, access, i...

November 20, 2017

We are familiar with what both sides want by the end of the term. The educators want the students to learn the course materials. The students want to receive an A in the course. These two desires are not always associated. But as the course instructor, you seek to corr...

September 16, 2017

September 21, 2017 

4:30-6:00 pm 

Tapley 227

Spelman College 

Session Description

Dr. David James, Assistant Professor of Practice at George Washington University, will discuss and demonstrate how algorithms and loops are integral to creating Hip-Hop and R&B songs. Workshop...

December 31, 2016

Proper data generation, collection, storage and analysis are expected, yet mostly untaught, skills in the undergraduate experience. One bottleneck to a field’s growth is the handling and interpretation of the data created and gathered. While most, if not all, disciplin...

August 2, 2015

Computing is social. Really?!? That's not true. Computing, computer science, compsci, CS is a bunch of socially awkward unattractive white and Asian males sitting by themselves staring at a computer screen all day, everyday coding. And coding...that's hard and I think...

February 7, 2015

Fall 2014 marked the beginning of my tenure at Spelman College, a four-year liberal arts HBCU women's college. One of the courses I taught was Data Structures, commonly known as Computer Science II (CS2). While I reviewed the more finalized version of the CS2 syllabus...

August 3, 2014

Welcome to graduate school. The pursuit of a graduate degree is an intellectual professional and personal growth experience requiring assertiveness, tenacity, patience and innovation. The job description is simple: to deepen your major discipline knowledge and strive t...

June 8, 2014

The grant writing and submission process is very much like the research process, e.g., "a meandering slow and fast, exciting and dull, frustrating and rewarding process over time and mostly in collaboration with colleagues”. The discussion of research grants can in no...

May 11, 2014

Teaching and student learning can become hefty part of the college professor life. Instructors must consider what are the students’ prior knowledge, students’ expectations, reasonable course topic presentation order, course assessment mechanisms and degree program’s le...

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