Biography
Dr. Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones is Professor of Software and Information Systems in the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests include educational, cultural, and diversity issues in computing, as well as personal information management and human-computer interaction. He holds a DSc from The George Washington University and a BA and MS from Ball State University. He has published over 100 refereed articles and co-authored several book chapters. He is an NSF CAREER Awardee and has worked at Virginia Tech, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Naval Research Lab, and at the US Naval Academy (Visiting Professor). He has held several administrative positions in academia: Assistant Department Chair of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, and Associate Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at UNCC. He has been invited to give talks on diversity at numerous universities, including: Wake Forest, NC State, UC Boulder, Clemson, Colgate, Texas Women's University, Oberlin, and Ball State University among others. During the 2020-2021 year, he is serving in the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicines Working Group exploring the Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech. He is currently serving as Faculty Fellow at the Graduate School at UNCC and chairing a Graduate Funding committee of the Graduate Council. He is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico.