John '54 and Irene '58 Dale Professor of Information Technology, Computer Science, and Mathematics
Department
of Mathematics and Department of Information Technology & Computer Science
Juniata
College
Some thought provoking articles:
This is MY website...,
Math, Computing, and Finding Love, Women and STEM, Texting in Class and its Effect on Grades, More on Texting in Class and its Effect on Grades, Faulty Logic in the 'Math Wars,'
So you need an "A," Math is "Hot," Writing Good Passwords, Salary Info from the Census Bureau, OS2 Then and Now,
Don't ask for permission to screw up,
CS Enrollments Growing,
Learning to Code,
Null Terminated Strings,
Computational Fairy Tales, A Nation of Wimps, The Value of Computer Science, Motivation and Teaching to the Test, Modeling March Madness, Innovation in India, A Discussion of Academic Freedom, Parents: Why Your Children Need Professors with Tenure, Math Matters, More
CS majors, The
Best Jobs, Laptops in Classrooms, Facebook
and Grade,
Randy Pausch's Homepage (scroll
down for the time mgt talk), Tuten
on Bull Durham and College, Pet
Peeves, Learning
is Not Fun, Motivating
Today's College Students, IT
and Jazz, Software
Engineering Training, Cheating in CS courses, Pi in the Bible?, Mathematics and What it Means to be Human, Part 1, Mathematics and What it Means to be Human, Part 2, Terrence Tao's Federal Budget Rescaling, Visualizing Vastness by Steven Strogatz, Who's Assessing the Assesors?, Tom Lehrer: That's Mathematics, Way To Go, Ashton Kutcher
If I have agreed to write you a letter of recommendation:
Instructions for Recommendations
Helpful advice on summer research and graduate school in Computer Science:
Computing Community Consortium
Spring 2014 Courses:
Course Number  Course Title  Course Syllabus 
Computer Science 315  Analysis and Algorithms  CS 315 syllabus 
Course Number  Course Title  Course Syllabus 
Mathematics 103  Quantitative Methods  MA 103 syllabus 
Mathematics 110 (course now offered as MA 160)  Linear Algebra  MA 110 syllabus 
Mathematics 115 (previous version for 3 credits and w/out QS)  Discrete Structures  MA 115 syllabus 
Mathematics 116 (4 credits w/QS)  Discrete Structures  MA 116 syllabus 
Mathematics 130  Calculus I  MA 130 syllabus 
Mathematics 303  Math Modeling  MA 303 syllabus 
Mathematical Modeling  Fachhochschule Muenster, Summer 2011  Modeling Syllabus 
Mathematics/Computer Science 340  Numerical Analysis  MA/CS 340 syllabus 
Mathematics/Computer Science 310 (course discontinued)  Discrete Computational Structures  
Computer Science 101  Intro. to Computer Science  CS 101 syllabus 
Computer Science 110 (C++ based)  Computer Science I  CS 110 syllabus 
Computer Science 110 (Java based)  Computer Science I 

Computer Science 240  Computer Science II 

Computer Science 330  Computer Graphics  CS 330 syllabus 
Computer Science 390  391 X  Computer Science in Germany  CS 390  391 X syllabus 
CS 480 / 481 
CS and IT Seminar  CsItSeminar
syllabus Seminar schedule 
CS 485 
CS and IT Research  CsItResearch
syllabus Research schedule 
Algorithmen und Data Strukturen  Fachhochschule Muenster, Fall 2006  Algorithmen und Data Strukturen 
Graphical Programming  Fachhochschule Muenster, Fall 2006  Graphical Programming 
Graphical Programming  Fachhochschule Muenster, Summer 2009  Graphical Programming 
Information Technology 110  Principles of IT  IT 110 syllabus 
Information Technology 111  Principles of IT  IT 111 syllabus 
I4I  Innovations for Industry 
MSP "Math Day," Correlations Module  PreAssessment  Correlations Slides  ConsumerReportsCarData1999.xlsx 
Academic Integrity Process:
Overview of the Process and FAQ, Pathfinder, Academic Integrity link on Provost's Webpage
Office: Brumbaugh Science Center C205
A
Office Hours
Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science
Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Phone: (814) 6413595
FAX: (814) 6413615
Email: kruse@juniata.edu
My recent research has focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), and assesIng Quantitative Reasoning and Critical Thinking skills in particular. My mentor (and Juniata "Hall of Fame" faculty member) Dave Drews and I had our article published in the July 2013 of IJSoTL. I am a member of the board of Juniata's James Lakso Center for Teaching and Learning (assuming Directorship for the 201213 Academic year), which coincides nicely with my work as a Teagle Teaching and Learning Scholar (here is an overview, from Change magazine, on performance tasks, as well as our Biographies), where I facilitated workshops on the development of Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Performance Tasks. Besides being named a Teagle Scholar, during the 201011 academic year I received the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Teaching Award for the Allegheny Mountain Section, I was promoted to Full Professor, and I was honored with the John '54 and Irene '58 Dale Endowed Professorship in IT, CS, and Math. What a year. I also serve on Juniata's ACE Leadership team for Internationalization. In 201112 our group wrote the application for the Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, and we were one of five institutions selected! My other research interests include Algorithmic Experimentation, Scientific Computing, and Parallel Computing. My Ph.D. thesis (Parallel Nonconforming Spectral Element Solution of the Incompressible NavierStokes Equations in Three Dimensions – Advisor: Dr. Paul Fischer, 1997) was in computational fluid dynamics. A visualization of one flow that I have studied is at the following link: http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~fischer/cfd/noncon.html .
If you are interested, here's a link to a more detailed biography.
Pure SoTL "gold" from colleague Jay Hosler, on student motivation:
2003 ITSCE "Magic Numbers" 2005 Joint Math Meetings Paper 2005 Joint Math Meetings Slides 2006 FHMuenster Slides 2007 Local MAA 2006 Sabbatical Report Slides 2008 Bookend Seminar 2008 AMC Luncheon SoTL Lunch, Mar 2009 2010 Joint Math Meetings Slides I4I, Capstone Design Conference, w/Bill Thomas SoTL BrownBag Lunch, March 2010 2012 Joint Math Meeting Slides IJSoTL Paper, July 2013 2014 PACS Algorithms Slides 2014 AIEA Slides
To learn more about Juniata College, click on "Think,
Evolve, Act"
To learn more about algorithms, click on CS 315 syllabus
Oh, my nickname is Jerry. That's with a "J," not a "G."
So I also answer to Jerry Kruse. I started running in 2008, and love it. My wife and kids think this video pretty much captures my attitude for running. I've completed a bunch of 5K's, a 10K, a minitriathlon, and most recently a halfmarathon. Yea for me...
Coorganizer of CCSCE 2010, hosted at Juniata College Oct. 1516: http://projects.juniata.edu/ccsce10/index.shtml, with a picture of the organizers, keynote and banquet speakers.
Change Magazine Article, Mar/Apr 2010: Taking Teaching To Task
My sister runs Critter Camp, a small animal rescue.
I am the "webminister" for St. John's Episcopal Church, Huntingdon, PA.
The Union Dairy in my hometown, Freeport, IL