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Karen Ruggles, M.S.

Karen Ruggles

Karen Ruggles , M.S.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Dooling Hall 222-I
610.282.1100 ext. 1806
Karen.Ruggles@desales.edu

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00-2:30 pm and by appointment.

Professor Ruggles is an assistant professor of Computer Science at DeSales University.  Prior to joining the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at DeSales, she earned a M.S. from DePaul University, a B.A. degree from Lafayette College where she double majored in English and Studio Art. Professor Ruggles is an M.F.A. candidate at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Professor Ruggles' teaching and research interests include virtual storytelling, animation, digital cinema, virtual reality (VR), and 3D modeling and printing.

While at Lafayette College, Professor Ruggles' interests in community and art blended together for her honors documentary thesis on Juvenile Justice and at-risk Teens. That experience took her inside a juvenile detention facility and a few child and youth group homes.

As an undergraduate, Professor Ruggles traveled to 14 different countries. She took her camera on her travels and some of her photos are proudly displayed in her office.

Professor Ruggles currently resides in Easton with her husband Matt and their daughter Sydney.

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