Clif leads The Project's task force on POGIL for non-classroom settings, and has served on the POGIL Steering Committee.

He received a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in Electro-Acoustic Music and a M.S. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis.

Clif spent nearly 20 years teaching at liberal arts colleges. He started using POGIL in 2009 as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India. Since then, he has authored activities for topics across the CS curriculum, and facilitated POGIL workshops across the U.S. and abroad, including India, Ghana, Poland, and Vietnam.  With colleagues, he has received multiple NSF research grants for projects involving POGIL in computer science and related disciplines, focused on authoring activities, training and mentoring instructors, observing and analyzing classroom behaviors, and a web-based platform for guided inquiry learning. 

Clif Kussmaul
Chair, Task Force, POGIL for Non-classroom Settings