Technical Advisors

Christine Alvarado

Christine Alvarado

Professor and Associate Dean for Students, Jacobs College of Engineering at University of California, San Diego
Christine Alvarado is a Teaching Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department and Associate Dean for Students in the Jacobs School of Engineering at University of California, San Diego.

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Tracy Camp

Tracy Camp

Professor and Department Head, CS@Mines
Tracy Camp is the Department Head of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines. She is both an ACM and IEEE Fellow, and part of the Center’s technical assistance capacity.

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Shaundra B. Daily

Shaundra B. Daily

Associate Professor, Duke University
Co-Founder and Creative Director, DEEP Designs

Shaundra B. Daily is an associate professor of the practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science at Duke University. She is also co-founder and creative director of DEEP Designs, LLC.

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Nate Derbinsky

Nate Derbinsky

Director of Teaching Faculty, Khoury College
Nate Derbinsky is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Teaching Faculty in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. He is part of the Center’s technical assistance capacity.

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Mark Guzdial

Mark Guzdial

Professor, University of Michigan
Mark Guzdial is a Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Division and in Information at the University of Michigan. He is an ACM Fellow and part of the Center’s technical assistance capacity.

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Ben Hescott

Ben Hescott

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Experience, Khoury College
Benjamin Hescott is a Teaching Professor and Associate Dean of Students at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science of Tufts University. He is part of the Center’s technical assistance capacity.

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Ayanna Howard

Ayanna Howard

Professor and Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D. is the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Ed Lazowska

Ed Lazowska

Professor and the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair Emeritus, University of Washington
Ed Lazowska is a Professor, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair Emeritus, in the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

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Brandeis Marshall

Brandeis Marshall

Professor, Spelman College
Brandeis Marshall is a professor of Computer Science in Computer and Information Sciences at Spelman College and a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

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Ronald Metoyer

Ronald Metoyer

Associate Professor and Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development, College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame
Ronald Metoyer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

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Jamie Payton

Jamie Payton

Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University
Jamie Payton is Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University.

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Manuel A. Perez Quinones

Dr. Manuel A. Pérez Quiñones

Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Manuel A. Pérez Quiñones is Professor of Software and Information Systems at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Lori Pollock

Lori Pollock

Professor, University of Delaware
Lori Pollock is Alumni Distinguished Professor in Computer and Information Science at University of Delaware.

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Advisory Council

Jamika Burge

Jamika Burge

Dean, Eno University, Capital One
Tech Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, blackcomputeHER.org

Jamika Burge is head of Eno University, Capital One’s learning and co-development program for conversational AI (Eno), at-scale. She is also Founder and Principal of Design & Technology Concepts, LLC.

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Andrea Danyluk

Andrea Danyluk

Professor, Williams College
Co-Chair of CRA-W

Andrea Danyluk is the Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Computer Science at Williams College. She is the incoming co-Chair of CRA-W, the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research where she has been a member since 2008.

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Jeff Forbes

Jeff Forbes

Program Director, National Science Foundation
Associate Professor of the Practice, Duke University

Jeff Forbes is a Program Director for the Education & Workforce program in the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).

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Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe

President, Harvey Mudd College
Maria Klawe became Harvey Mudd College’s fifth president in 2006. She is the first woman to lead the college.

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John Rice

John Rice

Founder and CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow
John Rice is the Founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a non-profit organization that equips underrepresented minorities with the skills, coaching and relationships required to become high-impact leaders in corporations, non-profits and entrepreneurial ventures.

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Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders

CEO & Co-Founder, NCWIT
Lucy Sanders is CEO and co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Sanders has an extensive industry background, having worked in R&D and executive positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Bell Labs, and Avaya Labs for over 20 years. 

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Judith Spitz

Judith Spitz

Founder and Executive Director, Break Through Tech
Judith Spitz is currently the Executive Director of Break Through Tech, a national initiative launched at Cornell Tech with support from Pivotal Ventures, Cognizant U.S. Foundation, and Verizon.

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Jodi Tims

Jodi Tims

Director of Computer Science, Khoury College – San Francisco/Silicon Valley
Professor of the Practice, Northeastern University
Chair, ACM-W

Jodi Tims is the Director of Computer Science and Professor of the Practice at Northeastern’s San Francisco/Silicon Valley campuses. She is Chair of the ACM’s Committee on Women in Computing.

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Brenda Darden Wilkerson

Brenda Darden Wilkerson

President and CEO, AnitaB.org
Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology.

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Our Team

Carla Brodley

Carla Brodley

Executive Director
Professor and Dean of Khoury College

Carla E. Brodley is the Dean of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, she was a professor of the Department of Computer Science and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Tufts University.

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Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor

Program Director
Jessica Traynor is the Program Director for the Center for Inclusive Computing. Prior to joining the Center, she was Executive Director and President of Siegel Family Endowment, a New York-based family foundation whose mission is to understand and shape the impact of technology on society.

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Sally Wynn

Sally Wynn

Program Coordinator
Sally Wynn is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Inclusive Computing. She earned a master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University with a certificate in Health Policy & Law.

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Catherine Gill

Catherine Gill

Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships, Khoury College
Catherine Gill oversees business development and strategic partnerships for Khoury College. She is also currently the managing director for the Align Master’s Program at Northeastern University.

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Laura Schumann

Laura Schumann

Executive Assistant to Carla Brodley
Laura Schumann is Executive Assistant to Carla Brodley, the Executive Director of the Center for Inclusive Computing and Dean of Khoury College.

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Megan Giordano

Megan Giordano

Program Manager, Data Grant Program
Megan Giordano is the Program Manager of the Data Grant Program for the Center for Inclusive Computing. Prior to joining the Center, she held multiple roles in Khoury College of Computer Sciences, most recently as the Assistant Director of Student Services.

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