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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Carol Spradling

Dr. Carol Spradling

Email

Office

2240 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1588
660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1988

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Instructional Technology; University of Nebraska, 2007
  • M.S. School Computer Studies; Northwest Missouri State University, 1988
  • B.A. Accounting, Economics; Buena Vista University, 1975

Courses Taught

  • 44-460 Database Systems
  • 44-618 Project Management for Business and IT
  • 44-141 Computer Programming I
  • 44-241 Computer Programming II
  • 44-296 Professional Development Seminar
  • 44-696 Directed Graduate Project
  • Knacktive Project

Academic Interests

  • Social and Professional Practice (Computer Ethics)
  • Database
  • Women and Computing
  • Programming
  • Multimedia
  • Computer Science Education

Scholarly Activity

Grants

  • Co-PI for S-STEM grant from National Science Foundation: Using Socially Relevant Computing to Attract and Retain Computer Science Majors
  • Rogers, M., Clark, J. Hardy, C. & Spradling, C. (2011).  Google CH4HS grant. $13,500.
  • Spradling, C. & Mullins, J. (2009-2011). Grace Hopper Regional Conference– Missouri, Iowa Nebraska and Kansas – Women in Computing grant, $21,325.
  • Rogers, M., Clark, J. & Spradling, C. (2010).  Google CH4HS grant. $11,650.

Publications

  • Spradling, C., Appel, F. & Hawthorne, E. (2012).  Proposed revisions to the social and professional knowledge area for CS2013.  SIGCSE '12 Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education,  673-673. doi: 10.1145/2157136.2157402
  • Clark, J., Rodgers, M. & Spradling, C. (2011). Scratch the workshop and its implications on our world of computing. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 26(3), 235-243.
  • Spradling, C. & Strauch, J. (2010). Implementing an interdisciplinary capstone experience for interactive digital media majors. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. 25(5). 214-222.
  • Spradling, C. & Hare, B. (2010). Teaching and integrating social and professional issues into a small college Computer Science curriculum: Tutorial presentation.  Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. 25(5). 267-268.
  • Spradling, C., Soh, L. & Ansorge, C. (2009, September). A comprehensive survey on the status of social and professional issues in United States undergraduate computer science programs and recommendations. Computer Science Education Journal, 19(3), 137-153.
  • Spradling, C. (2009, September) C. Dianne Martin: outstanding service 2002.  ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society. 39(2). pp. 16-17. New York, NY: ACM Press.  (Invited interview)
  • Appel, F., Deibel, K., Martin, C. D., Oldham, J. D., Purewal, T. S. & Spradling, C. L. (2009, March). From the man on the moon to 2001 and beyond: The evolving social and ethical impact of computers a session to commemorate SIGCSE' 40 anniversary. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin 41(1), 333-334. New York, NY: ACM Press.
  • Appel, F. & Spradling, C. (2008, September). Teaching and integrating ethics in computer science curriculum. Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 24(1), 38-39.
  • Spradling, C., Soh, L. & Ansorge, C. (2008, March). Ethics training and decision-making: Do computer science programs need help?  ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 40(1), 153-157.  New York, NY: ACM Press.
  • Spradling, C., Strauch, J. & Warner, C. (2008, March). An interdisciplinary major emphasizing multimedia. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 40(1), 388-391. New York, NY: ACM Press.
  • Spradling, C. (March, 2008) Examining the data on computer ethics in the classroom. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society.  38(2). pp. 28-29. New York, NY: ACM Press.  (Invited article)
  • Spradling, C. L., A study of social and professional ethics in undergraduate computer science programs: Faculty perspectives (January 1, 2007). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Paper AAI3255458. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3255458

Presentations

  • Spradling, C., Appel, F. & Hawthorne, E. (2012).  Proposed revisions to the social and professional knowledge area for CS2013.  Presented at the SIGCSE 2012 conference in Raleigh, NC.
  • Appel, F., Spradling, C. & Hawthorne, E. Presented the CS 2013 social and professional knowledge areas at the SIGCAS meeting in Raleigh, NC.
  • Appel, F., Brinkman, B. Gotterbarn, D., Miller, K. & Spralding, C. (2012). Teaching  ethics in computer science: Advanced and intermediate skill level.  Presented at the ACM Committee on Professional Ethics workshop at the 2012 SIGCSE conference in Raleigh, NC.
  • Clark, J., Rodgers, M. & Spradling, C. (2011, April). Scratch the workshop and its implications on our world of computing. Presented at the Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges – Central Plains conference, Warrensburg, MO.
  • Spradling, C. & Strauch, J. (2010, April). Implementing an interdisciplinary capstone experience for interactive digital media majors. Presented at the Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges – Central Plains conference, Liberty, MO.
  • Spradling, C. & Hare, B. (2010, April). Teaching and integrating social and professional issues into a small college Computer Science curriculum: Tutorial presentation.  Presented at the Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges – Central Plains conference, Liberty, MO.
  • Appel, F., Deibel, K., Martin, C. D., Oldham, J. D., Purewal, T. S. & Spradling, C. L. (2009, March). From the man on the moon to 2001 and beyond: The evolving social and ethical impact of computers a session to commemorate SIGCSE' 40 anniversary. Presented at the SIGCSE 2009 conference in Chattanooga, TN.
  • Spradling, C., Soh, L. & Ansorge, C. (2008, March). Ethics training and decision-making: Do computer science programs need helpPresented at the SIGCSE 2008 conference in Portland, OR.
  • Spradling, C., Strauch, J. & Warner, C. (2008, March). An interdisciplinary major emphasizing multimedia.  Presented at the SIGCSE 2009 conference in Portland, OR.
  • Appel, F. & Spradling, C. (2008, September). Teaching and integrating ethics in computer science curriculum. Presented at the Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges -  Midwest conference in Holland, MI.

Student Group Advisement

  • Co-sponsor, DigEM
  • Co-sponsor, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Co-sponsor, ACM-W

Other Professional Experience

  • Consortium for Computing in Small College – Central Plains Board Representative
  • Special Interest Group Computers and Society Representative to the ACM Education Council, 2005-2010