Ph.D., Human Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of TechnologyM.S., Computer Science, Southern Polytechnic State UniversityB.S.E., cum laude, Computer Engineering, Tulane University


Research interests include:

Computer Science Education, Broadening Participation in Computing, Increasing K-12 Access to Qualified Computing Teachers




  • University of Nebraska Omaha Alumni IS&T Outstanding Teaching Award 2021
  • Georgia Tech College of Computing Dissertation Award 2018
  • Foley Scholars Finalist 2015
  • ICER Chairs’ Best Paper Award 2015
  • SPSU Outstanding Faculty Award 2002 & 2007

Research Interests

  • Computer Science Education
  • Broadening Participation in Computing
  • Increasing K-12 Access to Qualified Computing Teachers

Selected Publications

  • Reducing withdrawal and failure rates in introductory programming with subgoal labeled worked examples. International Journal of STEM Education, 7, 1-16. 2020. Margulieux, L. E., Morrison, B. B., & Decker, A.
  • The curious case of loops. Computer Science Education, 1-28. 2020. Morrison, B. B., Margulieux, L. E., & Decker, A.
  • Subgoals, Context, and Worked Examples in Learning Computing Problem Solving. In Proceedings of the eleventh annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 21-29. 2015. ABS Morrison, B., Margulieux, L., and Guzdial, M.
  • Measuring cognitive load in introductory CS: adaptation of an instrument. In Proceedings of the tenth annual conference on International computing education research (ICER '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 131-138. DOI=10.1145/2632320.2632348. 2014. Morrison, B., Dorn, B., and Guzdial, M.
  • Adapting the disciplinary commons model for high school teachers: improving recruitment, creating community. In Proceedings of the 9th annual international conference on International computing education research (pp. 47-54). New York, NY, USA: ACM. 2012 Morrison, B., Ni, L., Guzdial, M.