Alicia M. Grubb

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA
Office: Ford Hall 355
Office Hours
Summer 2019: By Appointment
(Technology Tea will resume in Fall 2019)

I completed my Doctorate and Masters at the University of Toronto in Computer Science, and my Bacholors at the University of Waterloo in Software Engineering.
My reserach focuses on how individuals learn, make decisions and understand change, and I address these questions in the context of empirical software engineering. In early-phase software engineering, goal modeling elicits and connects stakeholders’ intentions and social needs with technical requirements in order to help stakeholders understand and evaluate potential tradeoffs. Within this context, my dissertation enables stakeholders to model and reason about tradeoff decisions in the context of evolving requirements and dependencies. Prior to joining Smith, I also worked on embedding writing education and social impact analysis within the computer science curriculum.


Spring 2019
Fall 2019
CSC 223: Introduction to Software Engineering (Area: Systems)
CSC 325: Seminar: Responsible Computing (Area: Systems)
Spring 2020
CSC 111: Introduction to Computer Science Through Programming