Renee Fall is project manager of the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE), based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and is pursuing a doctorate in higher education research, policy, and leadership at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
In her position at CAITE, Ms. Fall works with 15 public university and community college campuses to increase interest in CS/IT and improve transfer pathways and retention in computing degree programs. She is also co-PI for the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, which works with Massachusetts, Georgia, California, South Carolina, and other states to increase the number and diversity of students in the pipeline to computing degrees by supporting state-level computing education reforms.
Her positions in higher education over the past 20 years have focused on inter-institutional collaboration; gender studies, diversity, and equity; continuing and online education; and communications and publishing.