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Meet Our Professors: Shalini Kesar, Computer Science and Information Systems

Dr. Shalini Kesar has influenced SUU through more than just her teaching. Being an associate professor as well as the director of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program, she has been able to share her knowledge with students.



Associate Professor and Director of the BIS Program

Computer Science & Information Systems and School of Integrative and Engaged Learning

How long have you been working at SUU?
9 years

Where did you grow up?
India and the United Kingdom

Where did you attend college and what did you study?
-Bachelor’s in Information Systems with emphasis in Math and Business Data Processing at Delhi University
-Masters in Information Systems and Analysis Design at London School of Economics, U.K.
-Masters in Computer Ethics in Cybersecurity at DeMontfort University, U.K.
-Doctorate in Cybersecurity at Salford University, U.K.

Where did you work before coming to SUU/do you work somewhere else in this field?
United Kingdom and U.S.A. (Florida and Texas)

When and how did you decide what you wanted your career to be?
Family was all involved in technology and educational careers so it came naturally.

What do you feel is the most interesting thing about your field?
To see how technology can impact the society in both good and bad ways.

Favorite thing to teach about your subject?
The various perspectives (technical, social, and ethical) about technology.

Why do you love your field?
How technology affects how we shop, socialize, connect, work, and most importantly, learn. Combining technology with creative innovative ideas is an increasing presence in our lives.

What has been your proudest moment working at SUU?
Being recognized nationally as 2016 “Educator in Excellence” by the Women Tech Council.

What is one thing you wish to tell every student in your class?
Technology is everywhere, entwined in almost every part of our lives. It is important students understand the good, bad, and ugly sides of technology.