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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Kenneth Lambert

Professor of Computer Science and Department Head, Computer Science

On leave, winter term, 2014.
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Ken Lambert came to Washington and Lee in 1985.


Ph.D., philosophy from Rutgers University (1984)
M.S., computer science from Wright State University (1985)
B.A., philosophy from Bucknell University (1973)


Professor Lambert has worked on case-based reasoning and expert systems with Professor Mark Grunewald of the Washington and Lee School of Law. His recent focus has been on programming languages, user interface design, and object-oriented software development. He is the author of more than a dozen textbooks on introductory computer programming. 

Current Research:
Professor Lambert is currently developing textbook on programming with data structures.


Primary Courses:
Fundamentals of Programming and Computer Organization (computer science)

Aesthetics, Philosophy of History, Hegel (philosophy)

Selected Publications

Book Index

Other Interests

Professor Lambert has wide-ranging interests in politics, history, and the arts. He has taught several courses in the Philosophy Department at Washington and Lee.  These courses include Aesthetics, Philosophy of History, and Hegel's Philosophy.