Professor of Digital Media and Coordinator of General Education
BA, Dartmouth College; MS and PhD, Florida State University
About Professor LeBlanc
I was born and raised in Goffstown, NH. I received my BA from Dartmouth College in 1985 and my MS and PhD from Florida State University in 1995 and 1997 respectively, all in Computer Science. Before entering academia, I worked as a software developer for a small consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies all over the world, including a stint during which I lived in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, for nearly 2 years. I also worked for a small non-profit as a grant writer and fundraiser for a couple of years. I have been at Plymouth State University since 1998, first in the Computer Science and Technology Department, and since 2006, in the Communication and Media Studies Department, acting as chair of the department from 2011 to 2017. I am currently serving as Plymouth State University’s Coordinator of General Education. My research interests include game studies, open pedagogies, digital literacies, and the role that the IndieWeb can play in education. I am the co-author (with Evelyn Stiller) of the textbook Project-Based Software Engineering: An Object Oriented Approach. I have also created and/or edited several open educational resources including Creating Games and Tackling Wicked Problems, two texts that are used in classes at Plymouth State University. I also regularly write about my work in progress on my blog at https://cathieleblanc.com/blog/
Awards or recognition
Theo Kalikow Award, Plymouth State University, 2012.
Campus Compact President’s Steward Award, Plymouth State University, 2012.
Faculty Distinguished Service Award, 2011.