Background

Dr. Carter holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCSD.  Prior to doctoral work, she earned an MS in Computer Science from CSU Northridge and a BA in Speech Communication Theory from PLNU.  With a specialty in computer architecture,  she has worked in industry as a technical writer and maintenance programmer.  She is a recipient of the Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching and has earned grants for advancing interdisciplinary computer science across campus.  Dr. Carter supervises the MICS Department's Service Learning course, which promotes non-profit student service projects in the local community.

Research

Dr. Carter's research interests include service learning and interdisciplinary applications of computer science.  She is also currently developing the framework for a new Computational Science minor.

Interests

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Carter is an active hiker.  She enjoys playing volleyball and tennis, skiing, and spending time with her family.

Publications

"Ideas for Adding Soft Skills Education to Service Learning and Capstone Courses for Computer Science Students." Lori Carter, to be published in Proceedings of the 42nd SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 2011.

"Bridging the Technology Gap: An Analysis of Industry Needs and Student Skills." Lori Carter and Catherine Marcarelli, Proceedings of FIE 2009, Frontiers in Education, October 2009.

"The Business of Service Learning." Lori Carter, Proceedings of FIE 2009, Frontiers in Education, October 2009.

See vita for full list of publications

PRESENTATIONS

Keynote address: “Computer Gaming: The Good and the Bad”
Lori Carter and Anna Hail Association for Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS), May 2009.

“Predication in DSP Architectures: Maximized Benefit, Minimized Cost”, Lori Carter, Presentation for Association for Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS), May 2003