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Brian K. Harvey

Teaching Professor Emeritus

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Dr. Harvey is interested in the use of computers in K-12 education. He and his students developed Berkeley Logo, a free implementation of the Logo programming language for learners. With Jens Mönig, he is co-developer of Snap!, an offshoot of Scratch with first class procedures, lists, and prototype-based objects.

He received his B.S. in Mathematics at MIT in 1969, an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from UC Berkeley in 1985. He also received a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, New College of California, 1990.

Dr. Harvey was awarded Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus' most prestigious award for teaching. He has also won the CS Division's Diane S. McIntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching and Information Technology Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Selected Publications