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Mary Beth

Professor Emerita

Dr. Mary Beth Rosson is a professor emerita in the College of IST.

Previously, she had served as the college's Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Rosson had also co-directed the Computer-Supported Collaboration and Learning Lab. Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, she had been a Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech for 10 years, and a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center for 11 years. Rosson received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Texas – Austin in 1982. She was internationally known for research and education in human-computer interaction, participatory and scenario-based evaluation and design methods, computer-supported collaborative learning, and end-user development. In recognition of her research accomplishments, Dr. Rosson had been elected Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery and was a member of the SIGCHI Academy.