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Meet Jandelyn Dawn Plane

  • Ph.D. from University of Maryland-College Park
  • M.S. from UW-Milwaukee
  • B.A. from Wartburg College

I recently retired as a computer science faculty member at the University of Maryland College Park where I had been since 1989. I moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family and now live just outside Ripon with my mother, husband and son. With graduate degrees in both computer science and education, I focus on computer science curriculum, pedagogical methods and underrepresented populations in computing. For 15 years early in my career, I worked on State Department-funded projects building computing degree programs at universities in sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan. After that, I became the founding director of two centers (Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing (I4C) and Maryland Center for Women in Computing (MCWIC)) both of which emphasize improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the computing fields through K-12 outreach education, current student support and research.

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Jan Plane keynote speaker at Google conference about women techmakers

Jan Plane, associate professor of computer science, was the keynote speaker at the workshop “A Deep Dive by EDU Change Makers,” hosted April 27 by […]

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Jan Plane honored by University of Maryland

Jan Plane, associate professor of computer science, has been awarded the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University by the University of Maryland. […]