Fran Trees is an Associate Teaching Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Introductory Education, Computer Science Department, Rutgers University. She currently teaches Introductory CS courses for majors and non-majors and oversees the CS curriculum for non-majors at Rutgers. Fran has served as exam leader and question leader for the AP CS A/AB Exam since 1985. She is a former AP® CS A/AB Test Development Committee member and has served on many ad hoc CS committees for the College Board. Fran has been a College Board AP® CS consultant and workshop leader since 1985 and is the primary author of Teacher's Guide for Advanced Placement Computer Science (C++) and Computing Concepts with Java Essentials, Advanced Placement Science Guide; and recipient of AP Recognition Award, Tandy Computer Outstanding Teacher Award, and Siemens Award for Contributions to the AP®.
Fran has most recently served as co-chair of the Development Committee for AP CS Principles (AP CSP) and has conducted multiple workshops on Cooperative Learning as it relates to AP CSP.