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Jamie Kretsch

Specialist Professor

Chair

MS, University Wisconsin-Madison, Computer Sciences

BS, Monmouth College, Computer Science

Office: Howard Hall , Room 221

Phone: 732-571-4456

Email: jkretsch@monmouth.edu

Fall 2016 Office Hours:

Tuesdays:  10 - 11 a.m.

Wednesdays:  1 - 2 p.m.

First Year Advising Hours:

Wednesdays:  8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Fall 2016 Courses:

IT-250 Internet and Network Technology

IT-450 Information Systems Project Management

Regularly Taught Courses:

Information Technology

About:

Professor Jamie Kretsch earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) and her Master of Science degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She began her career as a member of the research team at Bell Laboratories while still an undergraduate, developing algorithms and software for experimental video conferencing systems. As an MTS in the development area of AT&T Bell Laboratories, she worked in the area of central office operations support, developing systems used to enhance the functioning and reliability of the telephone network. Professor Kretsch began teaching computer science courses at Monmouth in the 1980s, and taught in the Information Technology Minor program after its establishment in the 1990s. Responsible for the experiential Information Technology capstone course IT450, Prof. Kretsch interacts with external clients interested in supporting student education with website and relational database development projects. She has been serving as Computer Science and Software Engineering Department Chair since 2015.

Research Interests:

Professor Kretsch has a strong interest in online and blended course development and delivery, and presented on the topic at several conferences for technology educators in higher education. In recent years she has focused her efforts on promoting an interest in computer science to K-12 students and increasing gender diversity in computing. Supporting efforts have included hosting Hour of Code events on campus and at area schools, initiating the annual Monmouth University High School Programming Competition for high school students in computing, and sending Monmouth students to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the largest gathering of women technologists in the world. She is Monmouth’s representative on the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance, and through her efforts Monmouth University was recently accepted as an affiliate of BRAID: Building, Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity, an initiative led by the Anita Borg Institute and Harvey Mudd College and funded by Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, CRA and NSF.

Professional Associations:

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

ACM-W (ACM’s Women in Computing)

ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)

NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology)

NJAET (New Jersey Association for Educational Technology)

NJTC (NJ Tech Council)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network)