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Michael Leverington


Michael Leverington

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 1995
  • B.A, University of Northern Colorado, 1991

Research interests

  • Curriculum and course development
  • Teaching effectiveness
  • Problem-solving (human and computer)
  • The effectiveness of higher-level introductory courses such as computer science, physics, calculus and philosophy to support and increase developmental cognitive growth in college students

Past experience

  • Development and implementation of computer science, physics, aviation and other STEM courses at university, community college and high school levels
  • Development and delivery of professional development courses related to teaching programming for high school teachers nationwide
  • Involvement with the Advanced Placement computer science assessment process

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