Dr. David L. Ferro - Professor / Author / Consultant / Dean
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Background for David Ferro, PhD (Current through January 2011)

Overview: I have a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech (2001) and currently work as an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Weber State University (WSU) in Ogden, Utah. WSU is principally an undergraduate teaching university. The Department of Computer Science has approximately 12 professors and 600 student majors. 

Please find a summary of my work in the following:

  • My Vita: www.davidferro.org/Ferro_vita_2013.pdf (mostly current through June 2013)
  • I have a number of interest areas. They are: early instruction in computer science, computing history and culture, usability and user-centric design, web development, service learning, and online instruction. I often find myself combining these interests in potentially unique ways that inform and benefit one another. Allow me to delve into a few as I’ve applied them to instruction in Computer Science: >

    >I am interested in improving student recruitment and retention rates.

    >I am interested in the history and culture of technology (computing specifically).

    > I am interested in "service learning", “undergraduate research”, and real-life user-centric design opportunities for students.

    > I am interested in online instruction.

     

    > Other Activities.

     

    I hope this overview of my background will help you understand some of my efforts. 

     

    If you have any questions please contact me at dferro at weber.edu.