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Christine F. Reilly, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

UT Pan American

The students I work with motivate me to be my best.

I believe that students learn the most through working on problems that show them how to apply and relate abstract concepts to the real world. Many computer science concepts seem non-intuitive when a person first learns about them. By using interesting real-world problems to illustrate how these abstract concepts work, students are better able to relate the new concepts to their existing knowledge. This allows them to gain a greater understanding of these new concepts.