Academic Panels & Workshops Chair Adrienne Decker


Adrienne Decker

Professor in Engineering Education, University at Buffalo



Adrienne Decker is a faculty member in the Department of Engineering Education at the University at Buffalo. She has been studying computing education and teaching for over 15 years, and is interested in broadening participation, evaluating the effectiveness of pre-college computing activities, and issues of assessment, particularly in the introductory programming courses. She has been actively involved with the Advanced Placement Computer Science A course since 2011, first serving as a reader, and as part of the development committee for the exam since 2015, serving as higher ed co-chair since 2018. She has received more than $1M in NSF funding for her work in computing education. Active in the computing education community, she is currently the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education board chair (2019-2022) and has served previously as SIGCSE Board Treasurer (2016-2019) and as program co-chair in 2014 and symposium co-chair in 2015 to the SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.