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Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shaundra B Daily ("Shani") is an associate professor of practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science at Duke University and Director of the Diversity in Tech (DiT) Lab. Prior to joining Duke, she was an associate professor with tenure at the University of Florida in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering. She also served as an associate professor and interim co-chair in the School of Computing at Clemson University. Her research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies, programs, and curricula to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. Her approach has focused on three key strategies: 1) Utilizing technology to support the development of interpersonal skills that will facilitate collaboration in diverse settings; 2) Developing technologies and programs geared towards making computing and engineering accessible to diverse identities; and 3) Mentoring, developing outreach, and researching the experiences of marginalized groups in computing and engineering.
Having garnered over $14M in funding from public and private sources to support her research activities, Dr. Daily has been profiled in the American Association for Advancement in Science website profiling African American Scientists; Engineer Your Life, geared towards encouraging young women to pursue engineering careers; and WGBH’s Science City. Science Update Radio Program, National Public Radio, and Under the Microscope have also recognized her work. Dr. Daily earned a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – Florida State University College of Engineering, and a S.M. and Ph.D. in media art and sciences at the MIT Media Lab.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
- Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Office Location: 101 Science Dr, Fciemas 3577, Durham, NC 27705
- Office Phone: (202) 922-7339
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
Design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies, curriculum and programs to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields.
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- Undergraduate Mentor of the Year. Mary Lou William Center for Black Culture. 2020
- Extraordinary Educator Award . Delta Alpha Pi. 2015
- Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning Early Career Research Award . American Education Research Association. 2015
- Emerging Scholar . Diverse Issues in Higher Education . 2013
- Epsilon Award - Most Promising Technologist . Black Data Processing Association. 2013
- Scholar . Clemson Institute for the Advancement of Healthcare . 2012
- Fellow. Samsung. 2007
- Fellow. Stanford University - LIFE Center. 2007
- Graduate Community Fellow - Women's Initiatives. Massachusetts Institute of Technology . 2006
- Fellow. Delta Airlines. 2003
- Sean A. Pittman Award for Outstanding Service to the African American Community . Florida State University. 2001
- Member. Tau Beta Pi. 2000
- Torchbearer. National Society of Black Engineers . 2000
- Seminole Torchbearer. Florida State University . 1998
- COMPSCI 102L: Interdisciplinary Introduction to Computer Science
- COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
- COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
- COMPSCI 653: Human-Centered Computing
- ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
- ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 651: Software Engineering
- ECE 653: Human-Centered Computing
- ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
- EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
- NEUROSCI 104L: Interdisciplinary Introduction to Computer Science
In the News
- Students Learn Computer Programming Skills Through Dance (Jun 2, 2016 | 1. The Journal: Transforming Education Through Technology)
- American Graduate Champion: Dr. Shaundra Daily (Aug 21, 2015 | South Carolina ETV)
- Technology: Cool Women Who Code (Girls in Science) (Aug 11, 2015 | Book Chapter)
- Digital Divas weave STEM into fashion and dance challenges (Aug 5, 2015 | Chicago Tribune)
- Bridging tech's gender gap with dance (Jan 19, 2015 | USAToday)
- STEM Education Shall We Dance? (Dec 1, 2014 | ASEE Prism)
- Computer scientist Shaundra Daily - ScienceLives (Nov 14, 2014 | National Science Foundation)
- Can Girls Dance Their Way Toward Computer Programming Careers? Read more: http://nationswell.com/dance-can-increase-girls-stem-interest/#ixzz4sW6Gg1xs (Nov 7, 2014 | NationSwell)
- Danza y programación pueden atraer niñas a carreras informáticas (Nov 3, 2014 | La Nacion)
- Female Students' Computer Skills Improve With Dance Choreography (Nov 3, 2014 | Medical Daily)
- Dance Choreography May Improve Computational Skills (Nov 3, 2014 | Science World Report)
- Dance choreography improves girls' computational skills (Nov 3, 2014 | Phys Org)
- Morph Than Meets the Eye (Oct 21, 2014 | Clemson Newsstand)
- 7 Black Innovators and Inventors in STEM Fields Who Blerds Should Know (Oct 3, 2014 | Atlanta Blackstar)
- Clemson University to bring together art and technology at Artisphere 2014 (May 1, 2014 | Clemson Newsstand)
- Careers: Shaundra Daily (Oct 9, 2013 | Girl Scouts of the USA)
- Dr. Shaundra B. Daily Works to Improve Education with Technology (Jan 13, 2013 | Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- NOVA | The Secret Life of Scientists: Shaundra Daily (Mar 2, 2011 | PBS)
- Leonard, AE; Daily, SB; Jörg, S; Babu, SV, Coding moves: Design and research of teaching computational thinking through dance choreography and virtual interactions, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, vol 53 no. 2 (2021), pp. 159-177 [10.1080/15391523.2020.1760754] [abs].
- Brinkley, J; Posadas, B; Sherman, I; Daily, SB; Gilbert, JE, An Open Road Evaluation of a Self-Driving Vehicle Human–Machine Interface Designed for Visually Impaired Users, International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, vol 35 no. 11 (2019), pp. 1018-1032 [10.1080/10447318.2018.1561787] [abs].
- Daily, S; James, MT; Cherry, D; Porter, JJ; Darnell, SS; Isaac, J; Roy, T, Affective Computing: Historial Foundations, Current Applications, and Future Trends (2017) [abs].
- Volonte, M; Babu, SV; Chaturvedi, H; Newsome, N; Ebrahimi, E; Roy, T; Daily, SB; Fasolino, T, Effects of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity on Emotion Contagion in Affective Inter-Personal Simulations, Ieee Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol 22 no. 4 (2016), pp. 1326-1335 [10.1109/tvcg.2016.2518158] [abs].
- Daily, SB; Leonard, AE; Jörg, S; Babu, S; DSouza, N; Parmar, D; Gundersen, K; Isaac, J; Acker, S, Combating Perceptions of Computer Scientists: A Short-term Intervention, Proceedings of the 47th Acm Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (2016), pp. 686-686 [abs].