Amber Settle Vincent de Paul Professor
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-5324


From 2008 - 2011 I was the PI on an NSF-funded project on Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum. I was the founding director of the Innovation in Technology Education Center (iTec).


Fall Quarter 2017

My advising and office hours begin September 6, 2017. My advising hours end November 13, 2017 and my office hours end November 20, 2017.

Office hours               Advising hours
Monday/Wednesday 11 - 11:30 am CDM 748   Monday/Wednesday 10:30 - 11 am CDM 748
Monday/Wednesday 3 - 4 pm CDM 748   Monday 5 - 6 pm CDM 748

Office hours are open. Students in my classes may call or visit without an appointment during my office hours.

My advising hours are scheduled in advance in 30-minute increments. Please note that I have 10 advising hours beyond the ones above scheduled on 9/6/2017 and between 9/27/2017 and 10/18/2017 to accomodate registration questions. Use the MyAppointments feature on the MyCDM tab of the CDM site or e-mail me to schedule advising.

Other links

I have a blog about my experiences as a computer science professor and researcher in computing education.


I have been on the SIGCSE Board since 2010, first as an at-large member, then as treasurer, and currently as chair.  During my time on the Board I have served on the Awards, Chapters, Special Projects, and Speaker's Fund committees.  I was on the program committee for RESPECT 2016: The 2nd International Conference on Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology. I was the conference co-chair for the 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE) and the 4th Annual Conference on Research in Information Technology (RIIT), which was held in Chicago September 30 - October 3, 2015. I was the program co-chair and evaluations coordinator for SIGITE/RIIT 2014, and I was the sponsorship co-chair and evaluations coordinator for SIGITE/RIIT 2013. I handled evaluations on the conference committee for the 18th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2013).  Between March 2012 and April 2013 I served as the website administrator for ACM Inroads, and between June 2011 and March 2015 I served on the ACM Inroads Editorial Advisory Board.  I was a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Information Technology: Research and also the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Information Technology: Innovations in Practice between 2012 and 2014.  Between 2007 and 2011 was a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Information Technology Education.

In 2013 I became a member of the Public Service Council at DePaul.  I currently serve on the Executive Committee for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Professors. I previously served on the Executive Committee between 2008 until 2011, and I was the founding chair of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committee for the Society.  Between 2008 and 2013 I was a member of the Chicago Quarter Committee which is part of the Liberal Studies Program at DePaul.  I served on the Liberal Studies Council from 2000 until 2004 and was a member of the Liberal Studies Scientific Inquiry Domain Committee from 2001 until 2004.  I chaired the Grade Challenge Review Board for the then School of Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Information Systems 1999 - 2003.


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