Education: Ph.D. Information Science, University at Albany
Areas of Expertise: Women in computing and higher education.
Dr. Jennifer Goodall received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Classics at Tufts University while working on the Perseus Project. Her research focused on women in antiquity. She completed her Ph.D. in Information Science at the University at Albany with a specialization in Information Technology and Learning. Her dissertation examined trust and power issues surrounding information sharing among homeless providers in New York City. She has been teaching undergraduates at the University at Albany since 2002 and has noticed a decline in women students in her classes. She has been Assistant Dean since 2007 where she has directed the undergraduate program, the doctoral program and led the Women in Technology initiatives within the College of Computing and Information. She has organized outreach programs for girls in computing, including Digigirlz, Junior FIRST Lego League Expo, and the Social Robotics Workshop. She also works with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) as an Extension Services Consultant. She was the convener and co-lead of the NY STEAM Girls Collaborative for New York State.