Associate Professor of Computer Science
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- Office: Riley Hall 200-H
Andrea Tartaro is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Furman University in Greenville, SC. She earned her Ph.D. in Technology and Social Behavior, a joint Ph.D. in Computer Science and Communication Studies, at Northwestern University and her B.A. in Computer Science at Brown University. Dr. Tartaro is a proponent of undergraduate research experiences and expanding the role of computer science as a liberal arts discipline. Towards these goals, she is Chair of the Math and Computer Science division for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Division Editor for CUR’s Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research journal, and co-director of the Computing in Community at Furman program, which funds faculty-student research collaborations between Computer Science and other disciplines. Dr. Tartaro conducts human-centered design research to support education and behavior change, and has worked with over 30 undergraduate students as well as collaborators in History, Communication Studies, Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology.
- Ph.D., Northwestern University
- B.A., Brown University
- Liberal Arts Computing
- Behavior Change and Educational Technology
- Kawas, S., Yuan, Y. DeWitt, A. Jin, Q., Kirchner, S., Bilger, A., Grantham, E., Kientz, J.A., Tartaro, A., & Yarosh, S. (2020). Another Decade of IDC Research: Examining and Reflecting on Values and Ethics. Proceedings of Interaction Design and Children. ACM Press.
- Tartaro, A., Healy, C. & Treu, K. (2016). Computer Science in General Education: Beyond Quantitative Reasoning. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 32 (2), 177-184. Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges.
- Tartaro, A. & Chosed, R. (2015). Computer Scientists at the Biology Lab Bench. Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 120-125. ACM Press.
Additional Professional Activities
- Co-director, Computing in Community @ Furman, 2017-present
- Councilor, Council on Undergraduate Research, 2018-present
- MCS Division Chair, 2019-present
- Editorial Board, Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, Division Editor, 2018-present