​Dr. Deidra J. Morrison

In August of 2016, Dr. Morrison joined Claflin University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Biography

Dr. Deidra Morrison has a Bachelor of Science degree awarded from Spelman College in 2002, as well as a Master of Science and Doctoral degree in Computer Science from Northwestern University. In 2009, Dr. Morrison began as a postdoctoral researcher at Clemson University in their Division of Human Centered Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University through the Computer Research Association’s CIFellows Postdoctoral program funded by the National Science Foundation.

In 2012, Dr. Morrison transitioned from postdoctoral researcher to Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Human Centered Computing in the School of Computing, and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University in Clemson SC, through a National Institute of Health supplemental grant. In 2016 she began an Assistant Professor teaching position in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Morris College, in Sumter SC. During this time she began her participation in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSAs) K-20 CECOR Consortium through her position as academic faculty at Morris College.

Following that year, Dr. Morrison was selected for a faculty-in-residence position at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to supervise student scholars in cyber security research and facilitate summer scholar courses in scientific writing. In August of 2016, Dr. Morrison joined Claflin University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Education

Spelman College Computer Science B Sc., 2002

Northwestern University Computer Science M. Sc., 2005

Northwestern University Computer Science Ph. D., 2009

Research Interests

  • Social Engineering Penetration Testing
  • Relationship maintenance strategies using digital technologies
  • Social Computing
  • Personal Information Visualization
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Math and Computer Science, Claflin University, Aug. 2016 - Present
  • Faculty-in-Residence, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, June 2016 - Present, Livermore, CA
  • Assistant Professor, Div. of Natural Sciences and Matt, Morris College, Aug. 2015-May 2016
  • Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences/School of Computing, Clemson University, May 2012 – May 2014
  • NSF/CRA/CCC Postdoctoral CIFellow, School of Computing, Clemson University, Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2011
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Northwestern University, Sept. 2002 – July 2009

Activities and Honors

  • 2011 – 2012 NIH Diversity Supplement Awardee
  • 2009 & 2010 NSF/CRA/CCC CIFellow Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2006 – 2009 Northwestern University Alliance of Graduate Education & the Professorate (AGEP) Scholar
  • 2006 – 2007 GEM Ph.D. Science Fellow
  • 2005 - Graduate Research Intern, IBM Almaden Research Laboratory, San Jose, CA
  • 2004 - Graduate Research Intern, IBM Almaden Research Laboratory, San Jose, CA
  • 2002 Georgia Tech FOCUS Fellow
  • 2001 Georgia Tech FOCUS Fellow

Recent Publications

  • P., & Morrison, D. J. (2013). Prospective predictors of technology-based sexual coercion by college males. Psychology of violence, 3(3), 233.
  • Gilbert, J.E., Martin, A.M., Eugene, W., Alnizami, H., Moses, W. & Morrison, D. (2010) Driving Transportation Policy through Technological Innovation. ACM Interactions, 17, 4, pp. 42-48.
  • Morrison, D., Alnizami, H., Dawkins, S., Eugene, W., Martin, A., Moses, M. & Gilbert, J.E. (2010) Supporting License Plate Queries for First Responders Using the VoiceLETS System. ACM Southeast Conference, Oxford, MS, April 15-17, 2010.
  • Rankin, Y. A., Shute, M., Morrison, D. (for publication in October 2009). Utilizing Massively Multiplayer Online Games to Foster Collaboration and Learning.
  • Rankin, Y. A., Morrison, D., McNeal, M., Gooch, B., and Shute, M. W. (2009). Time will tell: in-game social interactions that facilitate second language acquisition. In Proceedings of the 4th international Conference on Foundations of Digital Games (Orlando, Florida, April 26 - 30, 2009). FDG '09. ACM, New York, NY, 161-168.
  • Morrison, D., Gooch, B. (2007). ConnectDots: Visualizing Social Network Interaction for Improved Social Decision Making. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Online Communities and Social Computing, pp. 134-140, 2007

Morrison, D. and Dennis, B. (2005). MetaLab: supporting social grounding and group task management in CSCL environments through social translucence. In Proceedings of the 2005 Conference on Diversity in Computing (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, October 19 - 22, 2005). TAPIA '05. ACM, New York, NY, 20-22

Recent Presentations

  • Poster Presenter at 2013 National Institute of Health Diversity Supplement Scholars Workshop
  • Attendee at 2013 National Institute of Health Diversity Supplement Scholars Workshop
  • Attendee of the 2013 Clemson University Faculty Grant Writing Workshop
  • Presenter at 2010 CIFellows Research Meeting & Career Mentoring Workshop
  • Co-presenter at the 4th international Conference on Foundations of Digital Games
  • Presenter & volunteer at the 12th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction
  • Presenter at 2005 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
  • Presenter at 2002 Tuskegee Undergraduate Science and Engineering Conference (USEC)
  • Poster presenter at the 2002 Association of Departments of Computer Information Sciences and
  • Engineering at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Symposium

Deidra Morrison
​Dr. Deidra J. Morrison
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Contact
James S. Thomas, 121
803-535-5037