Geneva College

 

 

Leila L. Wallace

Leila WallaceOffice Phone: 724-847-6714
llwallac@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Computer Science

Degrees Received

  • M.S. Computer Science, 1988, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. Computer Science, B. S. Mathematics, 1986, Geneva College

Courses Taught

  • CSC 101 -Introduction to Programming
  • CSC 102 - Object-Oriented Programming
  • CSC 204 - Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis
  • CSC 230 - Computer Organization
  • CSC 306 - Software Engineering Theory
  • CSC 309 - Software Engineering Project
  • CSC 333 - Operating Systems
  • CSC 491 - Special Topics
  • CSC 493 - Internship
  • CSC 495 - Independent Study

Presentations/Publications

  • "Incorporating Software Engineering Concepts into CS 1", Bringing the Industry View of Software Engineering to the Classroom: A Teaching Resource, Results of a 1992 Summer Institute sponsored by National Science Foundation (Grant Number NSF USE-9054249).
  • Christianity and Computer Science, 2004.  A personal study of the integration of Christian world view and the discipline of computer science, presented to the Faculty Personnel Committee of Geneva College as partial fulfillment of tenure requirements.
  • Integration Journey, 2004.  Faculty lunch series presentation of integration paper.

Current Projects

  • Faculty Representative for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
  • Tablet PC Pilot
    The Computer Science and Engineering faculty are currently involved in a project to improve classroom interaction using Tablet PCs. To this end each faculty member is using a Tablet PC for lecture presentation, expanding our knowledge and skills with this particular technology. In addition, a number of Tablet PCs have been purchased for student use. These machines allow us to test student reactions to the Tablet PC features, especially the pen-input feature which allows drawing and handwriting for sketching and diagramming exercises. In addition, we are making use of the wireless network to provide interactive feedback during class.
  • Alice Camp
    I am currently in conversation with the local leadership for the Girl Scouts of America, to try a summer day camp using the Alice 3D graphics environment, provided free by Carnegie Mellon University. We hope to use this to interest girls in computer science.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS)
  • ACM Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W)
  • Computer Science Small Department Initiative (CS_SDI)
  • IEEE Computer Society

 

Point of Excellence

Designated as a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, Geneva is recognized as one of the best places in the state for students to learn, to grow, and to succeed.

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Upcoming Events
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
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