Dr. Teresa Thompson is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at a leading southeastern university in Alabama. Dr. Thompson is also Director of a lab that focuses on creating culturally relevant computing technologies. Her research interests include exploring the development of computational algorithmic thinking, promoting access to healthcare information and services for under-served populations, improving reasoning using expert cases, scientific reasoning, complex cognitive skills learning, and computer-supported collaborative learning.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Science with a minor in Mathematics from a top-tier HBCU. In 2006, Dr. Thompson was conferred a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a specialization in the Learning Sciences and Technology from a leading technical university in the southeast, where she was a Presidential Fellow, National Physical Science Consortium Fellow, tutor, mentor, and Research Assistant.
Dr. Thompson has received many awards throughout her career including a National Science Foundation’s Award, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Junior Faculty Member, and a Presidential Award for Scholarly Achievement by a Junior Faculty Member. Dr. Thompson has received over $500k in funding to support her research.