The Detectives (Staff)

Contact Us

If you have questions, you should post on Campuswire or come to our office hours. As a general rule, use Campuswire rather than email, as that helps us manage communications among the staff. Campuswire allows private posts that will only be seen by the poster and the staff. Of course, if your question is of a personal nature that should only be directed to Doug (Professor Woos) or the HTAs, feel free to email us directly.

The Course Missive contains more detailed guidelines on contacting us.

Emailing will reach the HTAs and Doug, will reach all of the staff. Please mail the entire TA list only if you don't have access to post on Campuswire.

The Professor

Doug Woos (dwoos)

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Jennifer Nino Tapia (jninotap)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: null

Bio: null

Nicole Cheng (ncheng2)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: New York, NY

Bio: Hi! I love all things music and How I Met Your Mother :)

Nam Do (ndo3)

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bio: Hello! I am a junior studying Computer Science and exploring the humanities. I enjoy rock-climbing, backpacking, discovering music, and watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I'm also a Health & Wellness advocate for the department. I'd love to talk about literally anything!


Alexander Stewart (astewar2)

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Mansfield, TX

Bio: Hey Y’all! My name is Alex Stewart and Im planning on concentrating in Applied Math-Computer Science. I love sneakers, fashion and music!

Brantley Leaphart (bleaphar)

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: null

Bio: Hey everyone! I'm Brantley Leaphart, a computer science and theatre and performing studies concentrator from the rural town of Gilbert, SC (I live in Atlanta now though). I'm the president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at Brown, member of MOSAIC+ (a diversity initiative in the computer science department), and a monitor in the Brown Design Workshop. Outside of all of that, I really enjoy tv and film (hmu with some suggestions!), hanging out with friends, and pickup sports. I hope y'all have a great semester and really find a love for cs. I definitely hated the subject a lot at first, so if you ever wanna talk about what preserving through the major can look like, I'm your guy.

Cat Nguyen Dinh (cnguyend)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam

Bio: Hi there! I'm a Junior studying Computer Science and I love salmon! In my free time, I like reading manga, running, and thinking of my next meal.

Jordan Hartzell (jh115)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Lewisburg, PA

Bio: Hi! I'm Jordy, and I'm a junior studying Applied Math - Computer Science. Outside of TAing, I give campus tours, lead rock climbing trips for the Brown Outing Club, and write creative non-fiction for post-. I had no computer science experience before coming to Brown! I love cereal and will probably have some at hours.

Lena Cohen (lcohen16)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Carrboro, NC

Bio: I'm a sophomore planning on concentrating in Science, Technology, and Society and CS. I'm interested in tech ethics and policy and am also an Ethics TA for CS 111. I love running, hiking, hammocking, and frisbee!

Maia Rosenfeld (mrosenfe)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Bio: Hi! I'm a senior concentrating in Literary Arts, and outside of class I'm a Bonner Community Fellow for BEAM, a Meiklejohn, and a writer for the Brown Daily Herald. Like Velma, I love dogs, turtlenecks, and books!

Moses Lurbur (mlurbur)

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Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Bio: I'm a junior concentrating in CS Econ. I also work as a manager at the Brown Design Workshop. If I ever have any free time, I like to go fishing and run. I also cross-country ski.

The Meeting