Andrea Tartaro

Andrea Tartaro

Associate Professor of Computer Science

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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 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
  • Human-centered Design


  • Teresco, J.D., Tartaro, A., Holland-Minkley, A., Braught, G., Barnard, J., & Baldwin, D. (2022). CS Curricular Innovations with a Liberal Arts Philosophy. SIGCSE ’22: Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 537-543. ACM Press.
  • Davis, J., Tartaro, A., & VanDeGrift, T. (2021). Demystifying the Tenure-Track Faculty Search in Computer Science. SIGCSE ’21: Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 844-850. ACM Press.
  • 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.

Additional Professional Activities

  • Furman STEM Inclusive Excellence Team Leadership, 2019-present
  • Co-director, Computing in Community @ Furman, 2017-present