Sheena Erete is an assistant professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media School of Design at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She co-directs the Technology for Social Good | Research and Design Lab with Dr. Denise Nacu. Her research focuses on examining and designing socio-cultural appropriate technologies that support collaborative prosocial behavior in local communities to address various social issues such as crime, education, local governance, political efficacy, and economic development.
Dr. Erete received her Ph.D. from the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University, a joint degree in Computer Science and Communication. She received her Masters in Computer Science focusing on Human Computer Interaction from the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before attending Georgia Tech, Dr. Erete received two Bachelors of Science degrees from Spelman College in Computer Science and Mathematics. Prior to returning for her Ph.D., she was an User Experience Engineer at IBM.