Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice


Susan H. Rodger is a Professor of the Practice in the Computer Science Department at Duke University. She received her PhD and M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, and her B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from North Carolina State University. Professor Rodger works in the areas of visualization and interaction, and computer science education. Her major contributions are developing JFLAP, educational software for theoretical computer science, and integrating computing into secondary schools with the Adventures in Alice Programming project by creating curriculum materials and providing professional development for teachers. Professor Rodger received the 2013 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the 2019 Taylor L. Booth Education Award, and the Duke University Trinity College 2019 David and Janet Vaughn Brooks Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Rodger has written two books and over fifty journal and conference publications. Professor Rodger enjoys reading, hiking, travelling, swimming, and baking. She swam three times in open-water one mile swims in the ocean. She likes to make computer science related cookies for her students.