Susanne Sherba

Susanne Sherba

Professor

What I do

My passion is teaching. I am currently teaching introductory computer science course for majors and non-majors and an upper-division project-based software engineering course.

Specialization(s)

Software Engineering

Professional Biography

Susanne Sherba is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science. She is a member of the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee, and the faculty advisor for the Women in Computing club. She co-chaired the 2018 Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing. Susanne received the Ritchie School Teacher of the Year award in 2008 and 2017. Before turning to teaching, Susanne worked at NCR, Oracle, and several smaller software companies. Susanne received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Degree(s)

  • BM, Violin Performance, Jacksonville University
  • MM, Violin Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • MS, Computer Science, University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Presentations

Sherba, S. A. (1970). An Introduction to Software Requirements: What are requirements and why should software developers care about them? . 2014 Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing. Laramie, WY.
Sherba, S. A. (1970). An online version of COMP 1101: Analytical Inquiry. Thinking About Teaching an Online Course? . Office of Teaching and Learning.
Sherba, S. A. (1970). Teaching your First Online Course: Five Tips from the Trenches. Teaching Online Workshop. Virtual: Office of Teaching and Learning.
Sherba, S. A. (2013). How I survived teaching my first online course (and actually enjoyed it!). 2013 eLearning Consortium of Colorado, 24th Annual Conference. Breckenridge, CO: eLearning Consortium of Colorado.
Sadler, S. E., & Sherba, S. A. (1970). Leveraging Publisher and Open Resources to Deliver Engaging Hybrid and Online Courses. Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology. Denver, CO: Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award, University of Denver, Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (2017), University of Denver, Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Best Teacher Award, School of Engineering and Computer Science (2008), University of Denver, University of Denver, School of Engineering and Computer Science