Associate Professor of Instruction – Computer ScienceUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Karen Doore is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her current research uses a creative, modeling-first approach for designing computer science curriculum for experience-design students. Her curriculum focuses on modeling dynamic event-based systems where students learn programming to create interactive, personally-meaningful computational-artifacts. She enjoys sharing her passion for teaching; she designed and implemented a curriculum for the Girl Scouts of North Texas (GSNTX), that used an artistic, humanist, and empathetic approach to teach computational design for jewelry fabrication. She has worked as a jewelry artist and instructor, and has won national and international awards for her organic jewelry designs fabricated in metal-clay and enamel using techniques informed by her material science engineering education and background.