Dr. Briana Baker Morrison
Briana Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Prior to joining the college of IS&T, Briana worked for IBM for 8 years as a software developer and then transitioned to academia. She was an Assistant Professor at Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) for 20 years in the Computer Science department. She was the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Computer Science and Software Engineering programs, helped to found the Computer Game Design and Development degree program, and served as the lead for 2 successful ABET accreditation visits. She has a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Tulane University, a master's in computer science, and a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research area is Computer Science Education where she explores cognitive load theory within programming, broadening participation in computing and expanding and preparing computing high school teachers.
I have taught classes all the way from introductory programming to capstone. I particularly like to teach the intro programming courses, data structures, educational technology, and CS education courses.
My main area of research is in Computer Science Education where I study how to reduce cognitive load while learning to program. I am also interested in Broadening Participation in Computing, and Growing and Preparing High School Computing Teachers.
I have served on numerous committees, including at At Large SIGCSE Board Member from 2016-2019. I am currently serving on the CS Teacher Education Graduate Committee, the IS&T Academic Committee, and the ACM Educational Advisory Committee.