Meet Lori A. Jacques
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Phone: (813) 257-3617
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1994 Central Connecticut State University, B.A.
2004 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S.
2017 Clemson University, Ph.D.
Lori Jacques specializes in applying problem-solving pedagogies (e.g., CRA, Kolb's experiential learning theory, computational thinking skills) to computer science education, both in the classroom and in her research.
Jacques' research interests and activities are in the areas of computer science education and computational thinking. After teaching high school math and computer science for 10 years, she received her Ph.D. and has worked on understanding how to produce quality STEM instruction, including how coding can be used to help low-achieving students succeed in mathematics. Her current activities focus on using math pedagogy to improve computer science education, how to develop computational thinking skills and increasing diversity in computer science.
Jacques was nominated for the Ada Lovelace Award in STEM education, 2019.