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Mark Leblanc

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Mark D. LeBlanc is Professor of Computer Science at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Maine in 1984 and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 and 1993, respectively. Arriving at Wheaton College in 1993 as the first computer scientist, he proceeded to build a program in computer science. His current research interests involve the application of computational stylistic techniques to a broad range of domains, including Anglo-Saxon literature and DNA. Since 1998, he has collaborated with Wheaton Professor of Biology Betsey Dyer to link biology and computer science undergraduate courses. Three NSF grants in the past seven years have led to a series of course materials and teaching models to encourage professional development and pedagogical experimentation in interdisciplinary teaching. LeBlanc and Dyer's new book, Perl for Exploring DNA will be released by Oxford University Press in July 2007.