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Faculty

Heidi J. C. Ellis

Professor of Computer Science and It
Education:
B.S., Animal Science, University of Connecticut
M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
Office: Herman 207C
Website: http://mars.wne.edu/~hellis
413-782-1748

Dr. Ellis’ research interests include software engineering education, open source software, and tools for biological data analysis. Dr. Ellis is one of the founding members of the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project which focuses on involving students in FOSS projects that improve the human condition. Dr. Ellis is PI/Co-PI on three NSF projects that support student involvement in HFOSS projects. 

INTERESTS

Software engineering education

Student involvement in Computing for Good using Open Source Software

COURSES TAUGHT

Software Engineering

Software Design

Introduction to Programming

Freshman Seminar

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Ellis, H.J.C., "Give your students edit access to their course syllabus," chapter in: The Open Organization Workbook - Open Organization Guide for Educators, pp. 118-125, Red Hat, Sep. 2019.

Ellis, H.J.C., Hislop, G.W., Jackson, S., and Postner, L. 2015. Team Project Experiences in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS). Trans. Comput. Educ. 15, 4, Article 18, Dec. 2015, 23 pages. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2684812

Conference Proceedings

Morgan, B., Ellis, H.J.C., and Hislop, G.W., "Student Software Engineering Learning in HFOSS Projects", 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL, Jun. 2019.

Wurst, K., Radkowski, C., Jackson, S., Ellis, H.J.C., Burdge, D., and Postner, L., "LibreFoodPantry: Developing a Multi-Institutional, Faculty-Led, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Community," Paper. 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education, SIGCSE '20, Portland, OR, Mar. 2020.

Postner, L., Burdge, D., Ellis, H.J.C., Jackson, S., and Hislop, G.W., "Impact of HFOSS Education on Instructors", ACM ITiCSE, Aberdeen Scotland, July 2019.