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 numerous administrative positions in academia, from Assistant Department Chair to Associate Dean. 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 has been asked to serve in the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicines working group exploring the Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech. He is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico.