Dr. Sharon Tettegah is a Professor in the Department of Black Studies and Director at the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to relocating to California, she was a Professor and Associate Dean of Research in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Associate and Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction, Digital Environments for Teaching Learning and Agency and a faculty at California State University, East Bay. Additionally, for a few years she was a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation. She has received multiple fellowships throughout her career. Some of which include the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, IAspire Leadership Academy, Functional MRI Vising Fellowship at MGH Harvard’s Athinoula Martinos Center for bioimaging.
Dr. Tettegah’s scholarship is diverse, however, she specializes in convergent research. Her research interests include examining mental health and Black communities, data science, engineering and convergent STEM research. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Google, the Hearst Foundation, XSEDE, the Department of Education, The University of California Office of the President and other local and state agencies. Areas of funded research include, Diversity in Engineering Education, Advancing Faculty Diversity in Higher Education, Intersectional Justice: COVID in California, Simulating and Visualizing Race.