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In the meantime, in response to my nomination to serve on the USACM Council, I provide my statement of interest below. To see the full text of my engagement activities, please reference my CV.

Statement of interest:

I am pleased to accept the nomination for the at-large representative on the USACM Council. I joined ACM in the early 1980’s, and have been a USACM member since 2006 where I serve on the Privacy, Security, Accessibility, and Big Data committees. This year I also am the USACM liaison to the ACM Code of Ethics Task Force.

I spent 20 years as a computing professional, and served as chief information officer for the largest college at Purdue University, representing 650 faculty/staff and 7500 students. For the last 10 years I have been in academic research, where I study the privacy and ethical implications of emerging technologies; social technologies (e.g., collaborative technologies, knowledge, and work); and the participation of women in STEM environments.

I have served on many advisory committees for technology, including IT policy; strategic planning for the University, IT, and College; and advisory councils for security, distance learning, classroom technology, and instructional computing. I have been a Faculty Fellow with Purdue’s Center for Education & Research in Information Security, and a longtime advocate for accessibility and diversity issues.

My goal as USACM council representative would be to provide a social scientific perspective on policy issues and a voice for marginalized populations. I believe my professional experience in technology policy and administration, my research experience in privacy and ethics, and my personal experience with gender and accessibility issues can bring a unique perspective to the Council.  I’d be honored to have the opportunity to serve USACM in this way.