I am Kathryn Traxler and my activties have been many a far between over the years. I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1988 with my Batchelor's degree in computer science. Then in 1991 I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi.

My current position is HPC Training and Outreach for CCT. I help pick up the slack at CCT with classes that aren't offered elsewhere on campus. Also, as part of my outreach duties I am allowed to teach summer camps of five working days on different critical thinking, problem solving and programming topics.

I did a few years of software development as a consultant before going to work teaching computer science for the LSU Computer Science Department. I taught multiple courses a semester and advised all undergraduate students each academic year.

While teaching for LSU I became the Undergraduate Coordinator, a postion which allowed me to be part of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and help direct the way the department matured. During this time I also had between five and 11 instructors that I managed and I also managed the Graduate Teaching Assistants. There was a lot of recruiting by visiting high schools and talking about what an LSU education could help graduating high school students accomplish.

When Louisiana Governer Foster created the call for "Economic Development through Research" and LSU won the top position the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) was created. I moved to CCT as LSU was not renewing instructors who did not reach their terminal degree from faculty. Also, I was creating lots of programs for incoming undergraduate and graduate students as well as new researchers and faculty.

Shortly after CCT was created we had an influx of Supercomputers and I adapted my teaching skills for short (two hours to one week) training sessions to teach LSU faculty, staff and students how to use the supercomputers.

My current position is HPC Training and Outreach for CCT. I help pick up the slack at CCT with classes that aren't offered elsewhere on campus. Also, as part of my outreach duties I am allowed to teach summer camps of five working days on different critical thinking, problem solving and programming topics. To see CCT's summer camps Click here!

Training from over the years as creator and manager of student programs, through student to faculty and professional training. All of this is based on web page based training before I became aquainted with Moodle, Blackboard, ATutor, etc...

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