Rebecca L Odom-Bartel (Becky), PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
Computer Science Education
 Dept: School of Education & Counseling
 Office: JH 311
 Phone: 216-523-7136
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 311, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Computer Science Education, Pre-service education, Research Practitioner Partnerships, Mixed-Methods Research, Computer Science in Secondary Education
Ph.D., Instructional Leadership, The University of Alabama, 2014
Brief Bio:
Rebecca Odom-Bartel (Becky)is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Public Affairs, Teacher Education department. Her research focuses on Computer Science Education. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has spent the last eight years working to advance computer science education in k-12 and college level settings.  Her experience is both in college classrooms and secondary education classrooms teaching programming, web-design, CS methods, and robotics. Becky's research is tied closely to her passion for CS education and has worked on multiple NSF CS4ALL and DOE EIR grants focusing on building pathways for pre-service and in-service teachers to become confident and strong CS teachers. Additionally, Becky works closely with several organizations and educational institutions to assist in the development of equitable and inclusive methods of teaching and sharing CS curriculum to high school and college students.
Teaching Areas:
Computer Science
Instructional Technology
Research Methods
Teacher Education
Professional Affiliations:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACN)
Association for Computing Machinery
Computer Science Teachers Association
Research Grants:
NSF CSforAll
Title: Expanding a Statewide Pathway for CS Teacher Certification: A Curriculum Model for Secondary Education Teacher Candidates
Amount: $978,930.00     Period: 10/1/21 through 9/30/24
Role: Co-PI (with Jeremy Zelkowski and Jeff Gray)

US Department of Education
Title: Pathways for Alabama Computer Science (PACS)
Amount: $3,969,916         Period: 10/1/20 through 9/31/24
Role: Co-PI at UA (with Jeremy Zelkowski and Jeff Gray; Alabama State Department of Education as prime)

NSF CSforAll
Title: Building a Pathway for CS Principles Teachers: A Two-course Sequence for Secondary Education Mathematics Pre-service Teachers
Amount: $299,903.00     Period: 10/1/17 through 10/14/21
Role: Co-PI (with Jeremy Zelkowski and Jeff Gray)