Karen Shade, Ed.D.

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
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Educational Technology University of Texas Rio Grande Valley In Progress
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