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Lisa Lacher

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Name:Lisa Lacher
Lisa L. Lacher is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Software Engineering in the specialization area of Software Development Non-Technical Skills and Behavioral Analysis from North Dakota State University’s Department of Computer Science in Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America. She was a visiting assistant professor at Trinity University Computer Science Department, San Antonio, Texas, before she began her tenure at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). Dr. Lacher became the Chair of the Information Technology Programs (BS and BAS) at UHCL in 2019. She has designed, developed and instructed several courses during her tenure at UHCL, including the following: Introduction to Information Technology, Web Fundamentals, Web Design, Scripting I, Scripting II, Object Oriented Design and Programming, Emerging Information Technologies, Information Technology Project Management, and Software Engineering Tools. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Lacher spent 25+ years in industry; working in large organizations, small organizations, for-profits, non-profits, and state governments. She was an IT manager for 12+ years and successfully consulted for 7+ years. Dr. Lacher’s scholarly pursuits are varied and include publications within international and national refereed journals and conference proceedings. She provides service as review editor for refereed journals and educational and professional conferences, as well as numerous conference presentations, panels, and invited talks. She has co-authored two textbooks. She also serves on several advisory boards including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for Undergraduate Education.
Affiliation:University of Houston-Clear Lake
Research interests:Computer Science education, flipped classrooms, social sensitivity, collaboration in virtual environments, visualizations, software development non-technical skills, software development behavioral markers, and teamwork.


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