Dr. Edward Dillon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Morgan State University. His research focuses on human factors in computing with emphasis on societal and educational aspects. Some of this work involves topics ranging from exploring the mental models developed by CS majors as they are learning to program to studying the impact of intervention-based systems used to address societal issues such as cyber-aggression and smoking. Three of his projects are currently funded by the National Science Foundation, the Maryland Center for Computing Education, or the National Institute of Health, respectively. Through his research, Dillon also mentors 11 undergraduate students (8 who are funded by his research projects). All 11 students come from underrepresented backgrounds in computing and related fields.
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