Suzanne W. Dietrich
Suzanne W. Dietrich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical
Sciences and Applied Computing at Arizona State University. She received her B.S.
degree in computer science and applied mathematics in 1983 as valedictorian from
the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and as the recipient of an Office
of Naval Research Graduate Fellowship, earned her Ph.D. degree in computer science
at Stony Brook in 1987. She then joined the faculty of the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering at Arizona State University, where she established her teaching
and research interests in the educational, practical and theoretical aspects of
databases. In August 2005, Dr. Dietrich joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences
and Applied Computing at ASU to contribute to the new Applied Computing Program.
Dr. Dietrich's research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.
She has numerous journal and conference publications on her database and educational
research and is the author of two database textbooks, entitled Understanding Relational
Database Query Languages and An Advanced
Course in Database Systems: Beyond Relational Databases (Prentice Hall, 2005).
Dr. Dietrich serves on the editorial board of the Association for Computing Machinery
(ACM) Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC). She is a member of
the ACM, the ACM Special Interest Group on the Management of Data (SIGMOD), and
the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).