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About Robert McCloud

Bob McCloud is Distinguished Global Professor and Professor of Computer Science at Sacred Heart University. He earned an honors degree in Philosophy at Williams College, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Bridgeport. At Penn, he was Schubert Fellow in Playwriting. Along the way, he discovered computer programming and wrote his first program: a tool to analyze word use in the plays of Edward Albee.
That led to an extended absence from academia. During that time, his career encompassed both writing and computer science in the corporate arena. His early corporate and publishing careers are documented as one of six entrepreneurs profiled in the book Self Made, by John Stickney, published by J.P. Putnam's.
Ultimately, working in the corporate world lost its appeal. He returned to graduate school to pursue a doctorate in computer science, leading to a teaching job search that concluded at Sacred Heart University.
In addition to a group of published books and articles, Bob has had five major international fellowships in England, Kosovo and Albania, including two Fulbright Fellowships and a World Bank research grant. He also served as special projects advisor to Prime Minister Sali Berisha of Albania.
Bob's current work at Sacred Heart focuses on game design, in particular using markerless motion capture to create animated game characters.
May 7, 2014- SHU Global Awareness Award for his work on SHU's behalf for the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory program and with the Fulbright Committee, for which he is Advisor.
B.A., Williams College
Ed.D., University of Bridgeport


September 2021 - Present Professor Computer Science, Sacred Heart University School of Computer Science & Engineering, Jack Welch College of Business
Present Consultant, Ministry of Education and Science, Albania, Sacred Heart University
August 2021 Associate Professor, Computer Science, Sacred Heart University

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Honors and Awards

  • SHU Global Awareness Award, May 7, 2014
  • World Bank Research Fellowship, Albania, 2010
  • Visiting Professor, University of Shkodra, 2010
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Kosovo, 2009
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Kosovo, 2007-2008
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Digital Pedagogies, 2015-2016
  • SHU Promotion Award AY 2021/22


B.A., Williams College
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of Bridgeport

Contact Information

Computer Science and Engineering 
West Campus East Building WCE*E-1067
Welch College of Business & Technology 


Research Works (10)

Dissertation (1)

Presentations (1)