Office of Public Affairs
Oct. 8, 2003
TWO PROFESSORS TO BE HONORED BY CHANCELLOR
OSWEGO -- Two SUNY Oswego professors, Doug Lea of
the computer science department and Suzanne Weber of the School of
Education, will be among those honored by the Research Foundation of
the State University of New York during the Chancellor's Recognition
Dinner Honoring Faculty Research and Scholarship.
The two will join other honorees from across SUNY at
the Oct. 20 dinner at the State University Plaza in Albany to be
recognized by State University of New York Chancellor Robert L. King.
Lea is an internationally recognized specialist in
software engineering. Since 1992, he has been the principal
investigator for Sun Microsystems Collaborative Research Projects,
which have yielded more than $1 million in equipment for SUNY Oswego.
He has been a leader in the creation of Oswego's
human-computer interaction graduate program, which awaits approval, and
has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on
grants supported by the National Science Foundation, IBM and other
agencies and corporations.
The author of the book "Concurrent Programming in
Java" and co-author of the text "Object-Oriented System Development,"
Lea is the author of several widely used software packages and
He has also written 60 articles and reports dealing
with object-oriented software development and has served on several
editorial boards and a number of software standards committees,
including the executive committee of the Java Community Process.
Successfully securing more than $682,000 from the
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to lead a SUNY-wide
teacher assessment initiative is the latest in Weber's line of
The associate dean of the School of Education's
grant-writing and organizational ability has resulted in approximately
$2 million in external funding to support professional development for
in-service teachers and science education research projects. Several
publications and spin-off grant projects resulted from this
collaboration, including the college-wide project to reform science,
mathematics and technology in the late 1990s, which was funded by the
National Science Foundation. This project resulted in the creation of
the college's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
In 1998, Weber accepted the challenge of supporting
the efforts of SUNY Oswego's School of Education to achieve
accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher
Education. The college achieved this standard of excellence in teacher
education in 2001.
Weber began her career as a scientist engaged in
fisheries research in the Lake Ontario region. She entered the
educational arena through an NSF-funded project that introduced an
environmental curriculum to the region's schools.
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