Shaundra Daily
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Shaundra B Daily ("Shani") is an associate professor of practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science at Duke University and Director of the Diversity in Tech (DiT) Lab.  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 three key strategies: 1) Utilizing technology to support the development of interpersonal skills that will facilitate collaboration in diverse settings; 2) Developing technologies and programs geared towards making computing and engineering accessible to diverse identities; and 3) Mentoring, participating in outreach and researching the experiences of marginalized groups in computing and engineering.

Having garnered over $14M in funding from public and private sources to support her research activities, Dr. Daily has been profiled in the American Association for Advancement in Science website profiling African American Scientists; Engineer Your Life, geared towards encouraging young women to pursue engineering careers; and WGBH’s Science City. Science Update Radio Program, National Public Radio, and Under the Microscope have also recognized her work.  Dr. Daily earned a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – Florida State University College of Engineering, and a S.M. and Ph.D. in media art and sciences at the MIT Media Lab.


Current Research Interests

Design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies, curriculum and programs to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. 

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