I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of the Pacific. Before coming to Pacific, I served as a founding faculty member at Fulbright University in Vietnam where I worked closely with a core group faculty and students to develop both the culture and curriculum of the university. I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kent and a B.S. in Engineering from Olin College of Engineering. I am committed to creating a student-centered learning environment, with an emphasis on project-based and interdisciplinary learning. My research interests include using narrative methodologies to understand how students make sense of their learning experiences and exploring novel work-based learning approaches.
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Kent, 2019
B.S., Engineering with a Concentration in Computing, Olin College of Engineering, 2014
- Computing education research
- Engineering education research
- Narrative methodologies
- Student experiences in higher education
- Work-based learning
Dziallas, S., Fincher, S., Barr, M., & Cutts, Q. (2021). Learning in Context: A First Look at a Graduate Apprenticeship. Proceedings of the 21st Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research.
Dziallas, S., & Fincher, S. (2019). Accountable Disciplinary Knowledge in Computing Education: A Case-Comparative Approach. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research.
Dziallas, S., & Fincher, S. (2018). “I told you this last time, right?”: Re-visiting narratives of STEM education. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Computing Education Research Conference.
Dziallas, S., & Fincher, S. (2016). Aspects of Graduateness in Computing Students’ Narratives. Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research.