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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Gary McDonald

Dr. Gary McDonald

Email

Office

2250 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1199
660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1971

Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Mathematics; University of Texas at Austin, 1971
  • B.S. Mathematics and Physics; West Texas A&M University, 1967

Courses Taught

  • Developing Web Applications and Services
  • Theory and Implementation of Programming Languages
  • Survey of Algorithms

Academic Interests

  • Web applications
  • Programming languages
  • Algorithms

Scholarly Activity

External Grants

  • M. McDonald, C. Spradling, G. McDonald, M. Rogers, B. Siever, "Using Socially Relevant Computing to Attract and Retain Computer Science Majors", National Science Foundation, $517,075, August 1, 2011-July 31, 2017.
  • M. McDonald, G. McDonald,  P. Heeler, and J. Rickman, "Partnerships in Computer Networking: Beyond Theory to Professional Practice," National Science Foundation, $99,981, January 1, 2000-December 31, 2001.
  • M.McDonald, G. McDonald, R. Detmer, L. Null, P. Heeler, "Active Learning Using Closed Labs: An Alternative Paradigm for Computer Science Instruction", National Science Foundation, $51,889, June 1, 1994-May 31, 1996.

Publications and Presentation Since 1999

  • Ury, McDonald, McDonald, and Dorn (October 2006). Student Performance Online vs Onground: A Statistical Analysis of IS Courses. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (98). http://isedj.org/4/98/ . ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: 3162. ISSN: 1542-7382.)
  • McDonald, M., Dorn, B., McDonald, G. (2004, March) A Statistical Analysis of Student Performance in Online Computer Science Courses. SIGCSE Bulletin 36 (1), 71-74.
  • McDonald, G., McDonald, M., Dorn, B. (2003, April) Teaching Without a Classroom: Delivering Courses Online. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium.
  • Rickman, J., McDonald, M., McDonald, G., Heeler, P. (2001, September) Enhancing the Computer Networking Curriculum.  SIGCSE Bulletin, 33(3), 157-160.
  • Rickman, J., McDonald, M., McDonald, G., Heeler, P. (2001, June) Enhancing the Computer Networking Curriculum.  Presented at the 6th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Canterbury, England.  Presentation by J. Rickman, M. McDonald, G. McDonald, based on work done by the group.
  • McDonald, M., Rickman, J., McDonald, G., Heeler, P., Hawley. D. (2001, March).  Practical Experiences for Undergraduate Computer Networking Students.  The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 16 (3), 261-270.
  • McDonald, M., Rickman, J., McDonald, G., Heeler, P., Hawley, D.  (2001, February). Showcase poster presentation of work on NSF grant entitled Partnerships in Computer Networking: Beyond Theory to Professional Practice.  Presented at Thirty-Second SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Charlotte, NC. Presentation by Merry McDonald and Gary McDonald, based on work done by the group.
  • McDonald, M., Rickman, J., McDonald, G., Heeler, P., Hawley, D.  (2000, October). Showcase poster presentation of work on NSF grant entitled Partnerships in Computer Networking: Beyond Theory to Professional Practice.  Presented at Frontiers in Education 2000 Conference, Kansas City, MO. Presentation by Merry McDonald and Gary McDonald, based on work done by the group.
  • McDonald, M., & McDonald, G. (1999). Computer Science Curriculum Assessment. SIGCSE Bulletin, 31 (1), 194-197.

Student Group Advisement

  • Co-Sponsor, student chapter of ACM
  • Co-Sponsor, student chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon