Sharon Tettegah is a faculty in the Department of Black Studies and Director for the Center for Black Studies Research. Professor Tettegah has over 86 publications. Prior to joining UCSB she was an Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was the Program Chair of Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching and Agency in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign. She also held an appointment in Cognitive Neuroscience in Bio-Intelligence at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. In addition, she was a Research Scientist and affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Her research centers on the intersection of STEM learning, Emotions, Equity and Social justice. She was also a Program Director in 2010-2012 at the National Science Foundation where she managed five programs in the Directorates of Education and Human Resources, Computer and Information Science and Engineering and an NSF cross-cutting program on Science, Engineering, Education for Sustainability (SEES). She is the Series Editor for Emotions and Technology with Elsevier, Academic Psychology Division.