Mark Gondree

I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Sonoma State University. My work relates to CS education and computer security. I am a lead of the TableTopSecurity research project.

Recent News

Our first SMC-CS cohort enters their second year

SMC LogoI had the privilege of recruiting and teaching our first SMC-CS cohort under the Sonoma Mountain Connection program. Prof. St. John (Biology) and I co-taught an interdisplinary seminar in Spring 2022. Our students were extremely good sports about engaging in this experimental course offering, working together in CS/Biology teams to explore using technology to build virtual interpretive nature experiences. Our students' Spring 2022 e-portfolios are available online.

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Activity published in POGIL Activity Clearinghouse


I have recently contributed to the POGIL Activity Clearinghouse: my activity for Operating Systems was accepted into the PAC Vol. 3, No. 1 through their collaborative peer review process. If you are using POGIL in your classroom, my activity is available for more testing, but you must join the PAC for access. You can reach out to me for access otherwise.

Mark Gondree. "Interrupts and Syscalls", POGIL Activity Clearinghouse, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2022.

Contribute to CS POGIL


I'm very excited to be contributing back to the CS POGIL project by releasing activities under a CC-BY license into the public. I'd love feedback on them! All my activities can be found at So far, I have released several Computer Logic and Organization activities using ARM, based on the fabulous activities of Cliff Kussmaul.

TIPS for Justice: NSF grant at SSU

I'm honored to be included in the TIPS for Justice grant (co-PIs Dr. Brigitte Lahme, Dr. Benjamin Ford, Dr. Omayra Ortega) as a CS participant. The grant's goal is to build a culture of radical inclusion to transform our institution and STEM department into one who takes the "serving" part of our HSI status as a first-order priorty. We've been meeting with each other in a series of conversations facilitated by Dr. Aris Winger, who has really challenged us in a number of critical ways. I am very fortunate to have peers who inspire and challenge me.

CS expands the SMC Program

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The SSU CS department is helping expand the Koret-supported Sonoma Mountain Connection program to include computer science. This is a unique interdisplinary program designed to promote student success in early-career STEM fields, providing mentors, support and enrichment during their first year at SSU. I'm happy to support and help develop the program!