Frank Young interview: Overview

Frank Young

On a separate page: Selected quotes from this interview

Brief background

Frank Young received his B.A. in mathematics from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught mathematics and computer science at Knox College in Illinois for 19 years. In 1987 he became Head of the Department of Computer Science at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, retiring after 15 years in that position.

Frank Young served as SIGCSE registrar for over 10 years, chaired the SIGCSE Technical Symposium, has served as ABET evaluator and commissioner. In 2015 Frank Young received the SIGCSE award for Lifetime Service to the Computing Education Community, with the citation “For over 40 years of service to the computing education community that exemplifies the term ‘lifetime service’ and for serving as a role model and mentor to generations of students and faculty.”

Interview materials

This section includes the audio and transcript of the interview with Frank Young, conducted on March 6, 2015, in Kansas City, MO USA by Barbara Boucher Owens.

Audio of interview [about 100 minutes]

PDF of interview transcript
[23 pages, 984 transcribed lines of text]

Other information about Frank Young

Video clip: Story Time with Frank

Video snippet,

  • Recorded March 2015
  • About 36 seconds; PDF transcript of video clip is located further down under the video
  • This video clip is also available on CEOHP’s YouTube channel