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Elaine Rich, Ph.D.

Distinguished Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

College of Natural Sciences

UT Austin

I am passionate about computing, both as an intellectual endeavor and as a tool that can make lives better.

I try to share that passion with my students. It's great when I can excite students not just about the things they know they need to learn, but also about things they may never have thought about before. So I teach both a professional ethics course and two theoretical foundations courses to Computer Science students whose focus is on the programming skills that they know they'll need. I also write text books. I hope I've touched the lives of students I've never even met.