Brenda Cantwell Wilson
of Computer Science & Information Systems
College of Business & Public Affairs
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-3314
Office: 652-P Business Building South
Office Hours for Fall 2009
8:00 - 10:30
12:30 - 1:30
Mon / Wed
8:00 - 9:30
10:45 – 12:30
Tues / Thurs
Classes for Fall 09 Are On Blackboard
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M.A. Computer Science University of Texas at Austin, 1983
Ph.D. Instructional Technology Southern Illinois University, 2000
2005 - present Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems
1999 – 2005 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems
1995 – 1999 Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems
1983 – 1995 Tenured Faculty Member, Department of Computer Information Systems
Conducted numerous Teacher Training & Business/Industry Workshops
Tech-Prep Program for
area public schools in
Business & Industry survey/interviews resulting in analysis and reform of
high school and college courses in
Consulting for area schools, attorneys, medical clinics, and corporations.
1969 – 1983 High School Teacher of Mathematics & Computer Science
Publications & Presentations:
, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 23(4), April 2008.
, Journal of Educational Computing Research, 34(3), 2006.
in Collaboration with Xavier University and the National Science Foundation, 2004-2006.
, SIGCSE (Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)), 2004
, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 20(2), December 2004.
Computer Science Education Journal, 12(1-2), Summer 2002.,
Dissertation: Contributing Factors To Success in Computer Science: A Study of Gender Differences, 2000.
SIGCSE (Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)): Contributing to Success in an Introductory Computer Science Course: A Study of Twelve Factors
ACM Southeast & MidSouth Conferences: 2003 & 2004. presentation of A Study of Learning Environments Associated with Computer Courses: Can we teach them better?
Presenting Alice to Middle and High School Novices, 2007-2009:
Recruitment Presentation for high schools: Computer Science & Information Systems Careers
Annual Reports for College of Business & Public Affairs: Workshop given for college faculty
Ken-Tenn Conference: Feb. 2003. The Shortage of Women in Computer Science: A Continuing Enigma
Mission work in El Salvador, 2009
Mission work in Guyana, S.A. (1993-2007)
Speaker for Ladies’ conferences/retreats
Member of Seven Oaks church of Christ, Mayfield, Kentucky