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About Amber Settle

Amber Settle is a Professor in the School of Computing and has been on the DePaul full-time faculty since September 1996. She earned a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in German from the University of Arizona, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in theoretical computer science from the University of Chicago. Dr. Settle's research interests include information technology and computer science education and theoretical computer science. Between 2008 and 2011 she was a PI on an NSF-funded project to expand computational thinking in Liberal Studies courses, and between 2004 and 2019 she was a Vincent de Paul Professor. Dr. Settle served on the Executive Board of the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) between 2010 and 2022, serving as an at-large member, SIGCSE treasurer, chair, and immediate past chair. Between 2013 and 2015 she was involved in the organization of conferences for the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE).


Present Associate Professor, DePaul University
Present Director, Innovation in Technology Education Center, DePaul University
Present Vincent DePaul Professor, DePaul University

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Honors and Awards

  • Electronic Arts Scholar, The International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (ICFDG), 2009
  • DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003
  • Best Paper Award, Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), 2002


  • CSC 211: Programming in Java I
  • CSC 212: Programming in Java II
  • CSC 321: Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • CSC 444: Automata Theory and Formal Grammars
  • GAM 224: Introduction to Game Design
  • ISP 103: The Digital Divide
  • IT 130: The Internet and the Web

Contact Information

243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-5324
Fax: (312) 362-6116

Refereed Journal Articles (16)

Refereed Book Chapters (1)

Refereed Conference Proceedings (45)