Dr. Olivia Nche accepts a teaching position at Presbyterian College

September 8, 2021

Dr. Olivia Mambo Nche, originally from Cameroon, Africa, is interested in instructional technology and innovative ways of teaching programming to young learners. She graduated from the School of Computing at Clemson University with her Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing in Summer 2021. Her dissertation involved designing and experimenting with a video game aimed at teaching basic programming concepts to K-12 students. Programming concepts such as different types of assignments and conditionals are integrated into the game mechanics in a bid to facilitate learning. Of the eleven fine-grained concepts tested, students who played the game she developed showed significant improvement in nine!  Dr. Nche has recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.