Assistant Dean for Diversity and Education
biggersm [at] indiana.edu
Informatics East, Room 220
Other Titles and Honors
- Leadership Team Member - National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT)
- Co-Chair - NCWIT Academic Alliance
- Program Manager - NSF Alliance for the Advancement of African-American Researchers in Computing
- Ph.D. in Business Management and Higher Education Administration at University of Miami, 1990
- M.Ed in College Student Personnel Services at University of Miami, 1976
- B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology at SUNY at Geneseo, 1974
- Computing for Social Good
- High Performing Teams in Technical Environments
Maureen has more than 30 years of experience working with college students, faculty, and professionals in the areas of student retention, leadership, teams, diversity, and broadening participation in computing. In addition to serving as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Education for Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, Maureen is the co-PI and Program Manager for the Alliance for the Advancement of African-American Researchers in Computing, is Co-Chair of the Academic Alliance for the National Center for Women in Information Technology, and Chair of the Indiana Aspiration in Computing 2011 statewide competition for high school girls. She has been a co-PI on several other Broadening Participation in Computing grants, including STARS, Georgia Computes!, Increasing the Representation of Undergraduate Women and Minorities in Computer Science, and Extending Contextualized Computing in Multiple Institutions Using Threads.
She has co-authored papers on topics such as peer led team learning to improve success and retention in CS intro classes, retention of CS majors, improving secondary CS education. Also involved in pre-collegiate level CS education, she was founding Vice President of the Computer Science Teacher’s Association and she developed the Institute for Computing Education, a partnership between the Georgia DOE and the GT College of Computing.