Headshot of Eric Van Dusen in front of grey staircases

Eric Van Dusen

Outreach and Tech Lead; Lecturer
Data Science Undergraduate Studies

Eric Van Dusen has been working with DSUS and CDSS since 2017. He first joined as a lecturer teaching Connector Courses, and then joining the staff to help to lead the Modules team and Connectors team.  Van Dusen is passionate about building interdisciplinary curriculum, teaching with Jupyter notebooks, working with student teams, and doing outreach to instructors to explain the open-source cloud-based teaching workflow.   Van Dusen has been teaching a connector course at the intersection of Data Science and Economics, as well as the Honors Thesis Seminar.  Recently the outreach efforts have turned to convening educators and creating community through the National Workshop on Data Science Education, the California Alliance for Data Science Education, and working with Community Colleges to make data science education broadly accessible.