Colleen M. Lewis

Colleen M. Lewis
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science,
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Colleen Lewis is an associate professor of computer science (CS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Lewis was previously the McGregor-Girand Associate Professor of CS at Harvey Mudd College. Lewis's research seeks to identify and remove barriers to CS understanding with the goal of optimizing CS learning. Lewis curates, a NSF-sponsored project for disseminating effective CS teaching practices. For her efforts to broaden participation in computing, Lewis has received the NSF CAREER Award; the Undergraduate Mentoring Award; and the Emerging Leader Award. Lewis received her PhD in science and mathematics education, and her MS in computer science, from the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2022

Publications by Colleen M. Lewis
High schools in California—and around the country—increasingly offer computer science (CS) and often would like to expand CS offerings further. However, these expansions pose a number of challenges for administrators and policymakers, especially if…