Beth Katz

updated May 11, 2018

A picture of me

I am an adjunct instructor in the Computer Science Department at Millersville University. Computer Science is part of the College of Science and Technology at MU.
I am teaching CS 162 in Spring 2018.

I own Told in a Garden which publishes Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's needlework designs.

My informal biography has more info about me.

I am currently president of the Lancaster County Apple Corps. This is the up-to-date LCAC web site.

I am very involved with scouting ( Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts ), needlework, and geocaching groups.
People trying to solve my 7 Queens geocache might find this list of 7 Queens solutions helpful. That was the output from an backtracking assignment in our Data Structures class.

Teaching Computer Science

I'm a strong proponent of teaching functions and iterative enhancement early. But I'm not so sure about teaching writing of objects before students understand sequencing, functions, conditions, loops, and arrays. Understanding abstraction is key but also difficult.

Pair programming is a good way to work collaboratively. I usually offer it as an option in my courses.

Samples from my picture-a-day project
screenshot of 12 photos from album
Copyright 2013 Beth Katz

Pictures

I also enjoy taking astronomical, meteorological, and nature pictures and have had a few published as Earth Science Pictures of the Day (EPOD web site).

Starting 1/1/2013, I'm taking and posting at least one picture a day. Those photos are in a public Facebook album as well as in a public Google+ album. Also look at 2014 Facebook album and 2016 Facebook album. The Timeline and Mobile Upload photos are also public but just not collected into other albums.

Other Interests

[ Beth Katz ] [ CS 161 ] [ CS 162 ] [ CS 330 ] [ CS 362 ] [ CS 420 ] [ Millersville CS ]

Beth.Katz@millersville.edu or when I am not teaching bethkatz@comcast.net