Susanne Sherba

Susanne Sherba

Teaching Professor

  • Faculty
  • Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Department of Computer Science

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 (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Presentations

  • An Introduction to Software Requirements: What are requirements and why should software developers care about them?
  • An online version of COMP 1101: Analytical Inquiry
  • Teaching your First Online Course: Five Tips from the Trenches
  • How I survived teaching my first online course (and actually enjoyed it!)
  • Leveraging Publisher and Open Resources to Deliver Engaging Hybrid and Online Courses

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