Fall 2001 & Spring 2002
Rachelle S. Heller
The Noyce Professor for the 2001-2002 academic year was Dr. Rachelle S. Heller. Dr. Heller is currently a professor in the Computer Science Department at George Washington University and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Heller has a long and distinguished career in computer science and educational technology. She has co-authored a nationally syndicated column on computers, served as educational computer consultant to the National Geographic Society and chaired the EdMedia world conference on educational multimedia and hypermedia. She currently lectures for the Association of Computing Machinery and the IEEE and co-edits "Computers & Education: An International Journal".
Dr. Heller is the creator of a nationally recognized projects-based course on electronic commerce, a course she taught at Grinnell in the spring of 2002. The course was open to all students interested in the business and social aspects of e-commerce systems and to students with a background in computer science who were interested in technology aspects of e-commerce. Dr. Heller also gave a scholars' convocation lecture.
Dr. Heller visited campus twice in the fall of 2001 to meet students, faculty and others interested in talking to her. The fall dates of her residence were Oct. 1-5 and Nov. 5-6. The spring dates of her residence were Jan. 21-25, Feb. 2-7, Feb. 25-March 1, April 1-4 and May 6-10. Her convocation lecture was presented on Thursday, February 28th entitled "Distance Learning".