Dr. Diane Christie

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 231 E Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-1213
Email: christied@uwstout.edu

Research Interests: Interactive Software Development, Game Engines, Game Design and Development, Serious Games, Mobile Devices, Computer Science Education and Signature Pedagogy, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Active Learning

Education

    • Ph D Materials Science
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, 1999
    • M Mat SE Materials Science Engineering
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, 1992
    • BS Chemistry and Mathematics
      University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
      Eau Claire, WI, 1984

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
        Professor
        2009 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, B.S. Game Design and Development
        Program Director
        2008 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
        Interim Associate Dean
        2008 - 2009
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Arts and Sciences
        Associate Professor
        2003 - 2009
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, B.S. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
        Program Director
        2002 - 2008
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Arts and Sciences
        Assistant Professor
        1999 - 2003
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Arts and Sciences
        Senior Lecturer
        1993 - 1999
      • University of Minnesota, Chemical Engineering and materials Science Department
        Summer Research Assistant
        1994 - 1998

    Industry

      • Cray Research, Inc.
        Senior Interconnect Engineer, C90 Supercomputer Development Project
        1987 - 1992
      • Cray Research, Inc.
        Interconnect Engineer, MP Supercomputer Development Project
        1986 - 1987
      • Cray Research, Inc.
        Research Chemist, Advanced Research Project
        1984 - 1986

Intellectual Contributions

    Software

    • Christie, D., & Schmidt, C. (2012). UW-Stout On-Campus Tour . , Google Play Store.

    Manual

    • Christie, D. (2012). Lab Manual to Accompany Starting Out with Java Control Structure Through Objects. (5), Pearson Publishing.
    • Christie, D. (2012). Student Solutions Manual to Accompany Starting Out with Java from Controls Through Objects. (5), Pearson Publishing.
    • Christie, D., & Brookshear, J. G. (2008). C++ Lab Manual to Accompany Computer Science: An Overview. (10), Addison-Wesley Publishing.
    • Christie, D., & Brookshear, J. G. (2007). Java Lab Manual to Accompany Computer Science: An Overview. (10), Addison-Wesley Publishing.
    • Christie, D. (2006). Lab manual to accompany Starting out with Java 5: Early objects. , Addison-Wesley Publishing.
    • Christie, D. (2005). Student solutions manual to accompany Starting out with Java 5: Early objects. , Scott Jones Publishing.

    Creative Production

    • Christie, D. (2008). Discovering Inheritance through a Popular Video Game in CS1 (Creative Production). .

    Book, Chapter

    • Christie, D., & Haynie, A. (2008). Signature pedagogies and SoTL practices in computer science. Exploring signature pedagogies: Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind , Staffordshire: Stylus Publishing.

    Journal Article

    • Christie, D., & Chelikowsky, J. (2000). Electronic and structural properties of germania polymorphs. Physical Review B, 62, 14703-14711.
    • Christie, D., & Chelikowsky, J. (1998). Electronic and structural properties of GaAsO4. Journal of physics and chemistry of solids, 59, 617-624.
    • Christie, D., & Chelikowsky, J. (1998). Structural properties of α-berlinite (AlPO4). Physics and chemistry of minerals, 25, 222-226.
    • Christie, D., Chelikowsky, J., & Troullier, N. (1996). Electronic and structural properties of α-berlinite (AlPO4). . Solid state communications, 98, 923-926.
    • Christie, D., & Chenier, P. (1985). Long-range corner participation by cyclopropane. 3. Synthesis and study of 1-substituted tetracyclononanes and tetracyclodecanes. Journal of organic chemistry, 50, 3213-3216.

    Ph.D. thesis

    • Christie, D. (1999). Electronic and structural properties of complex oxides (Ph.D. thesis). .

    Conference Proceeding

    • Christie, D., & Steitz, R. (1992). High performance, high density packaging. , 1185, 788-794.

    Master's Thesis

    • Christie, D. (1992). High performance, high density single chip carriers (Master's Thesis). .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Christie, D., Haefner, J., Beck, D., Schmidt, D. A., & Williams, A. (April 30, 2013). Game Design in Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Wisconsin Game Developer’s Summit, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (April 20, 2013). Introduction to Game Maker. Wisconsin Game Developer’s Summit, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (February 22, 2013). Using a Wiki in Team Projects. The 2nd Annual Northwest Regional Instructional Technology Showcase E3 with Learning Technology: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Engagement, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (June 13, 2012). The UW-Stout Physics Game: An Exciting Way to Learn. Games, Learning & Society Conference, Madison, WI.
    • Christie, D., Herbert, J., Potter, J., Truttmann, T., Davis, L., Heiman, D., & Beachkofski, L. (March 9, 2011). Feeding Freddie. IGDA Twin Cities Chapter Meeting, Bloomington, MN, United States.
    • Christie, D., & Connell, E. (July 16, 2010). Digital Interactive Creation Workshop. Polytechnic Summit, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (June 3, 2010). Engaging Students with Games in Computer Science. Games in Engineering and Computer Science 2010, Arlington, VA, United States.
    • Christie, D. (October 23, 2009). The New GDD Program at Stout. UW Game Development and Distance Learning Community Workshop, Whitewater, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (April 23, 2009). GDD at UW-Stout: Where we are and where we are going. UW-Stout MSCS Colloquium, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., Mason, T. R., & Johnston, B. (July 11, 2008). Adding excitement to computer science education. Games, Learning & Society Conference, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., Mason, T. R., Johnston, B., & Teleb, R. (March 14, 2008). Discovering Inheritance through a Popular Video Game in CS1. SIGCSE 2008: The 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Portland, OR, United States.
    • Christie, D. (October 18, 2007). Games, Learning, & Society 2007 Conference. UW-Stout MSCS Colloquium,
    • Christie, D. (May 23, 2007). Student Interaction and Learning using Pair Programming. 2007 Teaching, Learning and Technology: What Does SOTL Reveal,
    • Christie, D., Bendel, C., Ghenciu, P. I., Schmidt, L. J., & Becker, J. (January 17, 2006). Lesson study. UW-Stout professional development day, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., Deckelman, S. M., Kruschwitz-List, D., Prasad, T., Mccullough, L. E., Spartz, J., & Wood, S. (January 19, 2005). Diversity in Math and Science. UW-Stout Professional Development Events, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., Schultz, F. S., Fox, J., Springer, S. L., Asthana, R., Nold, S. C., Olson, D., & Amoapim, J. (January 19, 2005). How Will Nanotechnology Affect Me and My Course?. UW-Stout Professional Development Events, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., Becker, J., & Thielman, L. J. (November 23, 2004). Teaching Online MSCS Courses. UW-Stout MSCS Colloquium, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (November 20, 2001). Java at UW-Stout: Where we are and where are we going?. UW-Stout MSCS Colloquium, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (March 28, 2001). Active student learning in mathematics and computer science. UW-Stout teaching day, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (November 15, 2000). Wisconsin teaching fellows. UW-Stout research day, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., & Mandell, N. (July 25, 2000). Working with a Variety of Student Knowledge and Skills. Wisconsin teaching fellows summer institute, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (May 19, 2000). Improving computer science 1 closed labs. Women in science spring retreat, Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D., Hansen, S., & Wagner, P. (March 31, 2000). The design and implementation of closed labs in computer science 1 and 2. Midwest Computing Conference, Whitewater, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (March 21, 2000). Electronic and structural properties of three polymorphs of germania. UW-Stout MSCS Colloquium, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Christie, D. (November, 1993). Innovative Semiconductor Processing. UW-Stout MSCS Colloquium, Menomonie, WI, United States.

Applied Research

    Directed Student Classroom Project

    • UW-Stout Admissions--Mobile App
      Happy Blaze (September 2014 - January 2015)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Christie, D., & Beck, D. Professional Development: Game Developer Conference. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $4277.
    • Christie, D., Hong, Y., & Mccullough, L. E. Interactive Physics Game to Enhance Students’ Problem Solving Skills. Sponsored by UW System Curricular Redesign Grant Program: Leveraging Technology to Meet Classroom Challenges, $7187.
    • Christie, D., Bae, W. D., Karmaker, A., & Mason, T. R. Professional Development in Computer Science Education. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $3300.
    • Christie, D. Implementing Game Design and Development at UW-Stout. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $1531.
    • Christie, D., Mason, T. R., Johnston, B., & Teleb, R. CS1 Lesson Study on Object Inheritance in Java. Sponsored by UW-Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, $1500.
    • Christie, D., & Motley, P. Development of the First Capstone Course for the Game Design and Development Concentrations in the Applied Mathematics & Computer Science and the Proposed Game Design and Development Program. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curriculum Incubation Grant, $3000.
    • Christie, D., & Johnston, B. Increasing Enrollment in University Computer Science Programs: Promoting the Multidisciplinary Use of the Alice Programming System in the Middle School Curriculum. Sponsored by UW-Stout Faculty Research Initiative Grant, $15217.
    • Christie, D., & Motley, P. Development of Overview of Interactive Media Course for the Game Design and Development Concentrations in the Applied Mathematics & Computer Science and Art Programs. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Grant, $9000.
    • Christie, D., & Johnston, B. Games in Education. Sponsored by UW-Stout Just-in-Time Professional Development Grant, $624.
    • Christie, D., & Johnston, B. Professional Development in Computer Science Education. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $2238.
    • Christie, D., & Wagner, P. Attendance at the 33rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $3099.
    • Christie, D., Johnston, B., Mikkelson, D., Nord, J., Teleb, R., & Wagner, P. Professional Development in Java Programming Language: Development of a New Pedagogy Incorporating Event Driven Programming with Graphical User Interface Techniques into a Java Based Computer Science Curriculum. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant.
    • Christie, D., Zito, E., Hansen, S., Ellison, M., & Mikkelson, R. UW-Stout Computer Science Course Initiative. Sponsored by Science, Gender and Community Curriculum Reform Institute.
    • Christie, D., Hansen, S., Wagner, P., & Mikkelson, R. Microsoft Instructional Lab Grant for Software Licenses. Sponsored by Microsoft.

    Contract

    • Christie, D., Schmidt, L. J., Antonippillai, A. K., & Tian, H. Lesson Study Training Grant in Intermediate Algebra. Sponsored by UW-Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, $1500.
    • Christie, D., Zito, E., Kruschwitz-List, D., & Foley, J. Professional Development in Beginning Mathematics: Development of a New Pedagogy Incorporating Web-Based Instruction into the Introductory and Intermediate Algebra Curriculum. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $3200.

Intellectual Property

    Patent

    • Christie, D., (October 25, 1994). Method of Fabricating Metallized Chip Carriers from Wafer-Shaped Substrates”,.
    • Christie, D., (March 2, 1993). Non-Metallized Chip Carrier.
    • Christie, D., (January 26, 1993). Method of Fabricating Metallized Chip Carriers from Wafer-Shaped Substrates.
    • Christie, D., (July 7, 1992). Flexible Automated Bonding Method and Apparatus.

Media Contributions

    Radio

    • Wisconsin Public Radio (June 2013)

      Spectrum West Interview. Flash Frozen E3 College Game Competition Award Interview by Al Ross

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Book

    • Unity3D and Playmaker Essentials: Game Development from Concept to Publishing

      by Jere Miles from Focal Press (2015)

    • Holistic Game Development with Unity

      by Penny de Byl from Focal Press (2011)

    • A Comprehensive Introduction to Programming with Java

      by C. Thomas Wu from Focal Press (2007)

    • A Comprehensive Introduction to Programming with Java

      by • C. Thomas Wu from McGraw-Hill (2007)

    • Alice in Action with Java

      by John Bosco from Prentice Hall (2006)

    • Foundations of Mathematics

      by Bittinger and Penna from Addison Wesley (2004)

    • Starting Out with Java

      by Tony Gaddis by Scott/Jones Publishing (2004)

    • Computing with Java: Programs, Objects, Graphics

      by Art Gittleman from Scott/Jones Publishing (2003)

    • Introductory Algebra

      by Bittinger from Addison Wesley (2003)

    • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra

      by Bittinger and Beecher from Addison Wesley (2003)

    • Computing Concepts with C++ Essentials

      by Cay Hortsmann from John Wiley (1999)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • UW-Stout Dahlgren Professorship, (2014)
    • Chancellor's Leadership Development Award for Women,
    • 16th Annual Regents Award for Teaching Excellence for an Academic Department,
    • Who's Who Among American Teachers Award,
    • 1st Annual Cray Research Leadership and Innovation Award, Cray Research

    Fellowship

    • University of Wisconsin Teaching Fellow,

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)

Service

    Professional

    • Contest Judge, ACM Regional Collegiate Programming (September 2011 - December 2011)
    • Conference Session Chair, Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, UW-Eau Claire (September 2010 - December 2010)
    • Operations Director, Regional ACM Collegiate Programming Contest (September 2003 - December 2003)

    Community

    • Math Bowl Judge, St. Mark Lutheran Elementary School (January 2008 - May 2011)