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Peter TuckerPeter Tucker

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4664
Fax: 509.777.4633
Office Location: Eric Johnston Science Center 307


Ph.D. OGI School of Science and Technology, Oregon Health and Science University
B.S. Whitworth College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

K-12 Computer Science Education; Database Management; Software Engineering

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


Pete Tucker, Chris Wheatley, and Molly Ayers. Creating Meaningful Projects & Research Experiences for Students: Community-based research & Problem-Based Learning. Community Engagement Institute, April 2016.

Robert Bryant, Peter A. Tucker, Jan Gullickson, and Andrew Shouse (panel). How to Keep CTE Connected. CTE Speaker Series, April 2016.

Peter A. Tucker and Robert Bryant. Community Engagement for Computer Science in K-12. Community Engagement Institute, May 2015.

Peter A. Tucker. Preparing the Next Testers: An Undergraduate Course in Quality Assurance. Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 2013.

Co-presented, "A Career Preparation Course for Students in Mathematics and Computer Science," at the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, Wheaton, Ill. (2009).

"Punctuated Data Streams," at the Eastern Washington University Computer Science Colloquium (2008).

Pierce and Tucker, "A Math/CS Career Prep Course," in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the Mathematical Association of America, 19-21 June 2008.

"Endless Data Streams and Queries" at the Spokane IT SIG Alliance (2008)

Keynote speaker, "My Road to IT: A Day in the Life of an IT Professional," for the inaugural Future in Computing Seminar (2007)

Panel participant, ACM SIGMOD 2006 Life After Graduation Symposium, part of ACM SIGMOD Conference

Program committee member, IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey (2007)


Peter A. Tucker, Robert Bryant, Motivating K-12 Students Toward Computer Science, and Computer Science Students Toward Teaching", ACM Special Interest Group on CS Education, March 2017.

Peter A. Tucker. Preparing the Next Testers: An Undergraduate Course in Quality Assurance. Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 2013.

Author, "Punctuations," in Encyclopedia of Database Systems, 1, Springer-Verlag (2009).

Co-author, "A Career Preparation Course for Students in Mathematics and Computer Science" in the Conference of Association for Christian in the Mathematical Sciences (2009).

Co-author of "Using Punctuation Schemes to Characterize Strategies for Querying Over Data Streams" in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2007).

"Semantics and Evaluation Techniques for Window Aggregates in Data Streams," Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD Conference.

"Semantics of Data Streams and Operators," Proceedings of Database Theory– ICDT 2005: 10th International Conference.

"Exploiting Punctuation Semantics in Continuous Data Streams" in TKDE Special Issue Online Analysis and Querying of Continuous Data Streams (2003).

"Rowset Persistence in Microsoft Data Access Components," in Microsoft Developer Network News (1998).

Article reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2008).

Co-investigator of a $587,494 National Science Foundation grant for "NSF Scholars: Training Tomorrows Scientists Today" (2009).

Professional Experience:

Consultant, Flexhibit, 2018-present

CTO, L.A. Loosh Industries, 2016-present

Consultant in software quality assurance, Next IT, 2009-2016

Software-design engineer for Microsoft Corporation, 1991-99


Impact Award, Partners in Campus and Community Engagement. Spring 2018.

Recognized for Efforts in STEM by Mead School District. Spring 2017.

Whitworth Provost’s Department Chair Award. Spring 2016.

Whitworth Innovation in Teaching Award. Spring 2006.