Mary Elizabeth “M.E.” Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Technology
Department of Mathematics – Computing Sciences – Physics
(610) 647-4400 ext. 3254
Ph.D., Information Studies, Drexel University
M.A. Mathematics, Villanova University
A.B. Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science, Immaculata College
I teach courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Technology. I want my students to enjoy learning and have fun learning! I engage my students in the learning process so that they question, analyze, reflect, connect and justify their knowledge within and across their academic disciplines.
Grants, Research & Outreach
I was awarded National Science Foundation grant entitled “Pilot Project: Teaching Introductory Programming Utilizing the Liberal Arts” from the Division of Information & Intelligent Systems, CreativeIT program, July 2009. (NSF – IIS CreativeIT program [NSF 08-572], award number 0855870.)
My current research interest is “interdisciplinary computing”. Our current NSF grant (Creative IT) allows Melanie Kisthardt and myself to co-teach programming concepts using creative exercises and approaches that aid creative writers.
Our NSF grant work continues with teaching and outreach pilot programs. Currently I am collaborating with teachers and students at St. Stanislaus School, Lansdale Catholic High School, and the Achievement House Cyber Charter School in order to teach “Creative Programming” courses.
Conferences and Publications
Paper and Presentation at: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computer Science Education Conference in Dallas, Texas on March 9 – 12, 2011.
Mary Elizabeth “M.E.” Jones, Melanie Kisthardt, Marie A. Cooper, “Interdisciplinary Teaching: Introductory Programming via Creative Writing.” Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (March 2011). ACM New York, NY USA 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4503-0500-6 doi>10.1145/1953163.1953313
Pennsylvania Council of Teacher of English and Language Arts (PCTELA) with Melanie Kisthardt on October 22 – 23, 2010. The presentation was entitled “Computer Animation and Creative Writing: An Interdisciplinary Tale”.
Poster Presentation with Melanie Kisthardt at: The 26th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges - Eastern Conference (Juniata College - Huntingdon, PA) on October 15 – 16, 2010. Awarded “Best Poster”.
Presentation at the 16th Annual Technology Conference at Montgomery County Community College on October 1, 2010
M.E. Jones and Il-Yeol Song, "Dimensional Modeling: Identifying, Classifying, and Applying Patterns." Decision Support Systems Journal. Volume 45, Issue 1, April 2008, pp. 59 – 76 [ISSN 0167-9236]. (Also available online at www.sciencedirect.com).
Richard Cosgriff, Jr. Lori Monk, Mary Elizabeth Jones, “Wild Things”. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Southeast Regional Conference (March 2007). New York, NY, USA ©2007 ISBN: 978-1-59593-629-5 doi:10.1145/1233341.1233461.
M.E. Jones and Il-Yeol Song, "Dimensional Modeling: Identifying, Classifying, & Applying Patterns." Proceeding of the Eight ACM International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP, November 2005, Bremen Germany, pp 29 – 37 [ISBN: 1-59593-162-7], (Also available online at: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1097002.1097008&coll=ACM&dl=ACM&CFID=39798126&CFTOKEN=28860842).
M.E. Jones and Il-Yeol Song, "Dimensional Modeling: Identifying and Classifying Patterns." Information Resource Management Association (IRMA), May 2005, San Diego, CA. Managing Modern Organizations with Technology – Volume 1, pp 16 – 19, [ISBN 1-59140-822-9].
M.E. Jones and Il-Yeol Song, "Dimensional Modeling: Initial Approach for Identifying and Classifying Patterns." Information Resource Management Association (IRMA), May 2003, Philadelphia, PA. - Doctoral Symposium.
- Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Member of the IEEE Computer Society
- Member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
- Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)