Dr. Deidra Morrison, an assistant professor of computer science, is Claflin University’s 2019 Excellence In Teaching award recipient. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in computer science, both from Northwestern University. She also earned a B.S. in computer science from Spelman College.
As a faculty member at Claflin, Dr. Morrison teaches fundamentals of programming, as well as advanced courses in internet technologies, software engineering, and cybersecurity subject areas. She has also been appointed as Claflin’s U.S. Department of Education Laboratory Faculty Liaison. Dr. Morrison is active with CECOR (Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research) and their sponsorship of cyber and coding events with consortium laboratory partners. She supervises CECOR scholar and student participant groups.
Dr. Morrison’s research focuses on the development of digital interventions for abnormal behaviors supported through social digital technologies. This research is currently supported through the Claflin University’s NIH-sponsored Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement and her role as a Faculty-In-Residence at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s CyberDefender summer internship program.
Prior to joining the Claflin faculty, Dr. Morrison was an assistant professor at Morris College. Her experience at Clemson University included serving as an NIH-sponsored research assistant professor and an NSF sponsored postdoctoral researcher in the School of Computing’s Division of Human Centered Computing and the Department of Public Health Sciences.
Dr. Morrison’s commitment to student achievement and university initiatives has been recognized by faculty and students alike through her selection for the Claflin Spirit Award.