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Duke UniversityDepartment of Computer ScienceDurham, NC

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Owen Astrachan is an American computer scientist and professor of the practice of Computer Science at Duke University where he is also the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies. He is known for his work in curriculum development and methods of teaching computer science. He was one of the first National Science Foundation CISE Distinguished Education Fellows, and is a recipient of the ACM Outstanding Educator Award. He was the principal investigator on the multi-year NSF/College Board project that led to the release of the AP Computer Science Principles course and exam.