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Sebastian Dziallas

Asst. Professor of Computer Science
Chambers 125
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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

Research Focus
  • 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.