Office: Wilkens Science Center, Room 407
Office Hours: MWF 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Tues 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mark Sherman is an assistant professor of computer science at Emmanuel and director of the IDDS initiative. He believes that computing is a necessary domain for every person in society to be familiar with, just like math, history, and science. Mark received his Ph.D. in computer science specializing in CS education research at UMass Lowell, and was a postdoc researcher at MIT. He has taught students of all ages and prepared teachers of all levels. His current work focuses on the empowerment of regular people employing computing to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and create change.
Mark is an Advocate for diversity in tech, mental health, LGBTQ+ rights, and Open Source. His college experience was defined by competitive ballroom dance, robots, and education research. Alumnus of the Engaging Computing Group at UMass Lowell and The MIT App Inventor Team.
What I Love About Emmanuel
I love Emmanuel's commitment to the original meaning of liberal arts- to provide every student with the knowledge and skills to be an informed member of modern society. As a result of that mission, Emmanuel has always had strong physical sciences, and is now taking the next steps to discover and demonstrate what it means to be a Liberal Arts college in the this century and the next.
Empowerment through democratization of computing. Fine-grain instrumentation of student work environments to gain insights into students processes. Learning analytics. Psychology of learning, with programming focus.