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Computer Scientist Teresa Dahlberg and the Interface to People

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“Scientists really advance by their own curiosity driving them to seek solutions,” says computer scientist Teresa Dahlberg. (Image credit: NSF.)

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Teresa Dahlberg is professor of computer science and associate dean of undergraduate programs and administration for the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has more than 25 years of experience in her field, with a breadth of roles that include researcher, teacher, administrator, research center director, industry developer and intellectual property consultant.

She is the founding director of the Diversity in Information Technology Institute, a research center that has created a set of pipeline programs for student recruitment, education and broadening participation from K-12 through graduate school. She is also a co-founder and the director of the STARS Alliance, a national community of practice for student-led regional engagement.

In December of 2012, she joined other computer science professionals to promote computer science education at all levels: NSF Joins in Commemorating Computer Science Education Week 2012.

Name: Teresa Dahlberg Institution: University of North Carolina at Charlotte Field of Study: Computer Science

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