Chris Stephenson

Chris Stephenson

Google, Inc.
Head of Computer Science Education Programs

Background

Dr. Chris Stephenson is the Head of Computer Science Education Programs at Google. Stephenson leads the strategy for computer science education projects, collaborating closely with internal Google teams and external computer science organizations. From 2004 to 2014, Stephenson was the founding Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), a professional membership organization of 22,000 educators dedicated to improving K-12 computing education. From 2000-2012 she served as the chair of the annual CSTA Conference and as the Computer Science Curriculum Advisor for Learning & Leading with Technology magazine. Stephenson has chaired the ACM K-12 Task Force and served as president of the International Society for Technology in Education’s Special Interest Group for Computer Science. Stephenson has numerous research publications in the field of computer science education and has written several high school textbooks on computer science and computer engineering. Stephenson serves on the ACM Education Board, the ACM Education Policy Committee and is a Senior Member of ACM.