Sheila Castañeda is Professor Emerita in the Computer Science Department at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, where she taught from 1980-2014. Her main areas of interest and teaching responsibility are in database systems and programming languages.
She received her master of science degree in computer science from the College of Wisconsin – Madison in 1979. She is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and its Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). Away from the office, she enjoys gardening, baking, traveling and spending time with her family.