Jean French and Madeleine Schep
Paige Meeker teaches computer science at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. She received her BS in computer science from Furman University and went on to achieve her MS and PhD from the University of South Carolina. She is currently department chair of the Physics and Computer Science department of Presbyterian College, where she has taught for the last eight years. She enjoys work with 3D Modeling and Animation as well as creating courses to spark an interest in computer science. She also spends one afternoon a week running a middle school club at Hammond School in Columbia, SC. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, quilling, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Madeleine Schep is Professor of Mathematics and Computer and Information Science and the Computer and Information Science Program Coordinator at Columbia College. A native of France, she received a “maitrise” in Mathematics from the University of Paris 7 (Paris Diderot) and earned her Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris-Sud. She was a research fellow and adjunct assistant professor at the University of South Carolina before coming to Columbia College in 1998. Her current research interest focuses primarily on ways to attract and retain students (especially female students), in Computer Science. Her work in this area has been funded by several National Science Foundation grants. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys greatly the outdoors, hiking in the mountains, horseback riding, skiing with her three grown children or taking long walks with her husband, Anton, and their dog.
Renée McCauley is a professor of computer science at the College of Charleston (CofC). where she has taught computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels since 2000. She holds the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana. She is involved in computer science education efforts internationally. She is a member of the ACM SIG Governing Board Executive Committee and is the immediate past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). She is a member of the CofC Advisory Committee for the Computing in the Arts program and co-PI for NSF TUES I and TUES II grants in support of that program. Her research focuses on the cognitive development of programmers.
Jean French is an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems at Coastal Carolina University. Before transitioning full-time to academia, she worked in the information technology field. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University (2011). Her field research focuses on automatic affective video indexing in the area of information retrieval. Current pedagogy research includes implementing living laboratory environments in educational settings to foster innovative thinking and problem solving.
Marguerite Doman worked in the computing industry for 20 years as a system programmer for IBM. While there, she worked on development of operating systems for the S/3, S/34, S/38 and AS/400. In 2009, she earned a PhD in Computer Science at UNC Charlotte. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Winthrop University. Marguerite’s research interests include computer networking and computer science education.
Carrie Land is the applications design specialist on the IT team at Williams & Fudge, Inc in Rock Hill, SC where she does a little bit of everything. She is currently studying how to convert files using ETL tools. She received her
bachelor’s degree in Digital Information Design with a concentration in Web Applications Design from Winthrop University in 2011.
Portia Plante is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Winthrop University. Prior to working in academia she worked as a User Experience Program manager at Microsoft. She earned a Master’s degree in the field of Human-Computer-Interaction from the University of Washington in Seattle. Portia’s teaching and professional interests involve mobile and website application development, along with Usability Engineering.