Sharon Tettegah

Sharon Tettegah

CRML Affiliated Faculty

Professor, Black Studies



Sharon Tettegah’s research framework is at the intersection of STEM, Psychology and Education with an emphasis on broadening participation. Her current research focuses on the use of high performance computing and data analytics to examine broadening participation in STEM and beyond. Her current project examines course structure and individual learner preferences in undergraduate engineering.


Professor Tettegah is currently the Director for the Center for Black Studies Research and Professor in the Department of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara. She is currently associate editor for Oxford University Press, Interacting with Computers, reviewer for American Society for Engineering Education, and Journal of Educational Computing Research. Her portfolio included faculty appointments at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, XSEDE campus champion UNLV & UCSB, and leadership roles as the Director for the Center for Black Studies Research, former roles as Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, former National Science Foundation Program Officer where she managed programs in the Division of Research on Learning and Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Continuing Education Committee, Gubernatorial Appointment as a member of California’s Interagency Council on Early Intervention, Chair of the Committee for Early Career Psychologists and Treasurer Elect at the American Psychological Association’s Division 15.