Rachel Adler is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Northeastern Illinois University. She is currently on Sabbatical as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research interests are in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science Education.
Dr. Adler is currently PI on an NSF STEM + C grant studying the effects of adding computational thinking and coding into science and math classes for preservice elementary and middle school teachers. She is also Co-Director on a $3.5M Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant from the Department of Education to increase k-12 teacher training in Computer Science at Waukegan School District 60.