|Vol. 17, No. 11||Nov. 13, 1997|
"I try to encourage students to be the best that they can be and to gain the insights that will lead them to appreciate the subject material. I find it most rewarding to see students participate enthusiastically and become motivated to want to learn more than what is discussed in class."
Kathleen F. McCoy, assistant professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, 1997 excellence-in-teaching award recipient
Teaching: Introductory and advanced courses in computer science, advanced courses in the area of artificial intelligence, including courses in natural language processing and natural language generation
Research: Natural language generation where attempts are made to have the computer generate text in a language such as English. A significant amount of work is related to areas concerned with persons with disabilities-intelligent tutoring systems for teaching English as a second language for the deaf and using American Sign Language, and intelligent communication systems for persons with significant speech impairments.
Joined UD: 1985
Residence: Landenberg, Pa.
Family: Married. Husband, Scott; two children: Kevin, 12, and Kristin, 10.
Hobbies: Supporting her children's various athletic teams including baseball, softball, gymnastics and soccer.