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Dr. Briana Baker Morrison
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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.
Research and Creative Interests
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. I am currently serving on the CS Teacher Education Graduate Committee, the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Committee, and the College of IS&T Advisory Committee.
Ph D - Human-Centered Computing - Learning Sciences & Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) 2016
MS - Computer Science
Southern Polytechnic State Universitiy ( Marietta, GA) 1995
BS - Computer Engineering
Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) 1987
Georgia Tech College of Computing Dissertation Award (Scholarship/Research) 2018
Foley Scholar Finalist (Scholarship/Research) 2015
Chairs' Best Paper Award (Scholarship/Research) 2015
Outstanding Faculty Award (Service, University) 2007
Outstanding Faculty Award (Service, University) 2002
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