Amber Settle Vincent de Paul Associate Professor
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 362-5324
FAX: (312) 362-6116


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


Fall Quarter 2016

My advising and office hours begin September 7, 2016. Note that I will be out of the country September 7 - 13th. I will have extra advising hours during October -- please contact me if you wish to arrange appointments during that time.
Office hours            Advising hours
Monday/Wednesday  12 - 12:30 pm   CDM 748
Monday/Wednesday 3 - 4 pm CDM 748
Monday/Wednesday  4 - 5:30 pm   CDM 748
Office hours are open   My advising hours are scheduled in advance in 1/2 hour increments
Students in my classes may call or visit without an appointment.   Use the MyAppointments feature on the MyCDM tab of the CDM site or e-mail me.

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I have a blog about my experiences as a computer science teacher 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 served on the Executive Committee for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Professors from 2008 until 2011, and I am currently the chair of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committee.  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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