Heidi Ellis is Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology at Western New England University. Dr. Ellis’ research interests include software engineering education and learning in open source software projects. Dr. Ellis is one of the founding members of the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software project which focuses on involving students in open source projects that improve the human condition. She has been involving students in HFOSS projects since 2006 and she has been PI on five NSF projects related to student learning in HFOSS. Heidi has been active in computing education for over 20 years and has multiple publications related to involving students in HFOSS projects.


Heid Ellis