Ph.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh (1989)
M.S., Univ. of Pittsburgh (1985)
B.S., Univ. of Pittsburgh (1983)
Imagination. Creativity. Logic. The practice of Computer Science involves all three, and it was exactly this combination that drew Dr. Spezialetti into the field. As a professor, she strives to instill an appreciation for all three in her students. Her teaching interests reflect her research interests and run the gamut from the study of computer operating system design to the use of computer animation, video and digital darkroom techniques...a combination which can result in one class of students working on a simulation of a scheduling algorithm for computer processes while another is working on an assignment titled "Frogs Attack Trinity". She is also an enthusiastic participant in the teaching of First Year Seminars using the "Reacting to the Past Paradigm", in which students use role-playing as a means of studying significant moments in history, such as the deliberations of the Assembly in 403 B.C. Athens (a four week adventure for which everyone, including Dr. Spezialetti, wears a toga).
Dr. Spezialetti received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Trinity, in 1995, she was a member of the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of Lehigh University.