Shaundra Daily

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cue Family Professor of the Practice

Shaundra Daily Profile Photo
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Shaundra ("Shani B") Daily is the Cue Family professor of practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science and Levitan Faculty Fellow, Special Assistant to the Vice Provosts.  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 four key strategies: 1) Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to support insights on best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion, 2) Utilizing technology to support the development of interpersonal skills that will facilitate collaboration in diverse settings; 3) Developing technologies and programs geared towards making computing and engineering accessible to diverse identities, and 4) Mentoring, advising, and participating in outreach inside and outside of the university 

Having garnered over $40M in funding from public and private sources to support her collaborative research activities, Daily’s work has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, National Public Radio, and the Chicago Tribune. Daily earned her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – Florida State University College of Engineering, and an S.M. and Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab.


  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010


  • Cue Family Professor of the Practice
  • Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Director of Duke Technology Scholars
  • Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Educator of the Year. ACHI Magazine. 2022
  • Program of the Year. CoNECD Conference. 2022
  • North Carolina Black STEM Leaders. Governor Roy Cooper. 2022
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. Pratt School of Engineering. 2021
  • 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
  • Epsilon Award - Most Promising Technologist . Black Data Processing Association. 2013
  • Emerging Scholar . Diverse Issues in Higher Education . 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

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 653: Human-Centered Computing
  • ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
  • ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 653: Human-Centered Computing
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • HOUSECS 59: House Course
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • PSY 232: Quad Course: The Art and Science of What 'Works' In Life
  • RACESOC 395T: Bass Connections Race & Society Research Team
  • RACESOC 396T: Bass Connections Race & Society Research Team
  • RACESOC 397T: Bass Connections Race & Society Research Team
  • RACESOC 795T: Bass Connections Race & Society Research Team
  • RACESOC 796T: Bass Connections Race & Society Research Team