Jane Prey is one of the most-respected members of the Computing Education Community. Jane has served in many diverse roles ranging from her latest role — that of the Co-Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Education Board to her earliest position as a lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia. Jane calls it like it is and has the widest range of professional friends of anyone I know. Jane recently ended her second term as a rotator at the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education. She was instrumental in bringing education to the forefront while a program director at Microsoft Research. Jane recently completed serving on the Computing Education Board of the IEEE Computer Society. She has been a powerful advocate of diversity in computing, serving in various capacities at the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) and an internationally in-demand speaker on women’s issues in computing. Jane has served on the Board of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), as well as having chaired its flagship conference. Jane is the goto person when you want something done.
Jane is a role model for me and for countless others. You can see an in-depth 2007 interview with Jane from the Computing Educators Oral History Project (CEOHP).