Welcome! I am a Professor of Software and Information Systems in the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
My research is in Human-computer interaction and Computer Science Education. Some areas that I have studied include personal information management, information refinding, tools for building interactive systems, digital libraries, use of computers for education, and cultural influence in interface design.
In the Spring 2020, I am teaching the ITIS 4440 Interactive Systems Design and Implementation course. In the past, I have co-taught ITSC 1212 and ITSC 2214. In my previous academic positions, I often taught Intro to Media Computation, Data Structures, Programming Languages, and of course, numerous courses in Human-Computer Interaction (Intro to HCI, Usability Engineering, User Interface Software and Service Design).
I participate on a number of groups and organizations inside and outside of UNCC as part of my commitment to academic and professional service.
I have been fortunate and honored to be recognized for my efforts to increase diversity in computing.
2018: I received the A. Nico Habermann Award from the Computing Research Association. The award is given annually to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented members in the computing research community.
2017: I received the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing, given annually to an individual who is a distinguished computational scientist, computer scientist or computer engineer and who is making significant contributions to civic areas such as teaching, mentoring, advising, and building and serving communities.