Biography

WILLIAM E. J. DOANE is a research staff member with IDA’s Science & Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a federally funded research & development center tasked with supporting the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Dr. Doane is a computer science education researcher and a research associate and founding member of the Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science and Education (ACASE), a professional organization of educators and scientists working to improve education. He has taught at the University at Albany, Bennington College, Excelsior College, and Skidmore College’s University Without Walls. Dr. Doane works to make computing accessible to a diverse audience and to make computing education relevant for addressing real-world challenges. Dr. Doane holds a PhD in Information Science (University at Albany, State University of New York) with a focus on computer science education research and a Masters degree in Information & Computer Science (University of Hawai`i) with a focus on uses of computing technologies to support K-12 educators. While in Hawai`i, he participated in a National Science Foundation funded initiative to develop web-based tools to support K-12 teacher collaboration and professional development at a distance. Dr. Doane’s undergraduate degree (a Hampshire College DIV III project) addressed issues in computer programming and linguistics (Hampshire College, School of Cognitive Science).

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