Dr. Mary Beth Rosson is the director of graduate programs and professor of information sciences and technology at The Pennsylvania State University. Rosson also co-directs the Computer-Supported Collaboration and Learning Lab. Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, she was 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 is 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 was elected Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery and is a member of the SIGCHI Academy.
- Technology-mediated education
- Online privacy-enhancing behavior
- Smart camera applications for people with visual impairments
- Co-production of health and wellness among elders
- Literacy in computational thinking