Karen Shade, M.A.

Assistant Professor, Computing, Software and Data Sciences

Office Phone: 951.552.8167
E-mail: kshade@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: The Point, 221
Office Hours: M 1:00-2:15pm, W 9-10:30am, 1:15-3:30pm, Th 10:30-1:45pm or by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Instructional Technology California State University San Bernardino 2011
B.S. Computing Science Texas A&M University 1983
  • Courses Taught

    CIS265 Information Systems Essentials
    EGR121 Intro to Computer Programming with C++
    EGR200 Elementary Programming I & II

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Mobile learning
    Maker faires and maker movement
    Best instructional practices for teaching programming
    Improving enrollment and retention rates in Computer Science

  • Teaching Experience

    Riverside Community College, Associate Faculty

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Presented "Maker Faires as Postmodern Curriculum Events" at the Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference in Cleveland, OH - November 2015

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Palm Baptist Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Served as mentor for former foster youth through Inspire Life Skills, 2013-2015
    Serve on Riverside's Code to Careers initiative

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Married to Albert Shade, Outreach pastor at Sandals Palm Ave Church, for 30+ years.
    3 sons: Matthew, Andrew and Jacob and a wonderful daughter-in-law Nicole.
    Hobbies include woodworking, bicycling, playing sudoku and home improvement projects.

  • Personal Philosophy

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14