Isabella Gransbury

Welcome to my website,

My name is Isabella Gransbury.  I am currently a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. My research is centered around creating equitable learning environments for novice and experienced computer science students.  I have a great interest in improving professional developments and training for K-12 computer science teachers.

Currently, I am working with Dr. Veronica Cateté at NC State investigating the effectiveness of a new type of pair programming method, Puzzle

I am also working with Dr. Sarah Heckman and others on the Building High-Quality K-12 Computer Science Education Research Across an Outcome Framework of Equitable Capacity, Access, Participation, and Experience (CAPE) project.


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science     Expected Graduation: May 2024, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Advisor: Dr. Veronica Cateté

Thesis Title: Investigating A New Pair Programming Collaboration Mode for Novice Block-Based Programming Learners. 

Masters of Science in Computer Science North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA