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Dr. Eric Fouh: Bio

Chief Technology Officer, Go Africa Network Inc. (Non-profit)

Dr. Eric Fouh has over 10 years of experience in Computer Science. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. His research interests include web technologies, mobile technologies, digital libraries, and digital education.

In his free time, Dr. Fouh  enjoys sports, reading, exercising, and traveling.


Learning Technologies, Web Technologies, Computing Education, Data Structures & Algorithm, Digital Libraries, Software Engineering, Data Analysis



Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, expected May 2015

Master of Science, Computer Science; University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, June 2008

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, June 2006



Eric Fouh, Daniel A. Breakiron, Sally Hamouda, Mohammed F. Farghally, and Clifford A. Shaffer. Exploring students learning behavior with an interactive eTextbook in Computer Science Courses. To appear Computers in Human Behavior.

Eric Fouh, Ville Karavirta, Daniel A. Breakiron, Sally Hamouda, Simin Hall, Thomas L. Naps, and Clifford A. Shaffer. Design and Architecture of an Interactive eTextbook – the OpenDSA System. Science of Computer Programming, Volume 88, 2014, pages 22-40.

Eric Fouh, Akbar Monika, and Clifford A. Shaffer. The Role of Visualization in Computer Science Education. Computers in the Schools, Volume 29, Issue 1-2, 2012, pages 95-117.



  1. Hall, E. Fouh, D. Breakiron, M. Elshehaly, and C.A. Shaffer, Evaluating Online Tutorials for Data Structures and Algorithms Courses, Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

C.A. Shaffer, T.L. Naps, and E. Fouh. Truly Interactive Textbooks for Computer Science Education. In Proceedings of the Sixth Program Visualization Workshop, June 30, 2011, Darmstadt, Germany, pages 97-103.



Eric Fouh, and Yinlin Chen, Education. In Digital Libraries Applications: CBIR, Education, Social Networks, eScience/Simulation, and GIS. Fox, Edward A., and Jonathan P. Leidig. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.



Daniel A. Breakiron, Eric Fouh, Sally Hamouda, and Clifford A. Shaffer. Analysis of Interaction Logs for Online Tutorials (poster). In Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 2014, 709.

  1. Fouh, D. Breakiron, M. Elshehaly, T.S. Hall, V. Karavirta, and C.A. Shaffer. OpenDSA: using an active eTextbook to teach data structures and algorithms (poster). In Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Denver, Colorado, March 2013, 734.

Eric Fouh, Maoyuan Sun, and C.A. Shaffer. OpenDSA: a creative commons active ebook (poster). In Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education, March, 2012, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, pages 721.

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