Bio

Dr. Amy Voida is an associate professor and founding faculty in the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. She also holds an adjunct appointment with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, a courtesy appointment with the CU Department of Computer Science, and is a faculty fellow with CU’s ATLAS Institute.

Dr. Voida conducts empirical and design research in human–computer interaction and computer supported cooperative work, with a focus on philanthropic informatics—an interdisciplinary domain exploring the role of information and communication technologies in supporting nonprofit and other philanthropic work.  This research takes computer-supported philanthropic work as its unit of analysis, and traces its influences and impacts across individual and collective action, across sectors, and across hybrid and dynamic organizational and institutional forms. It draws from research conducted across academic disciplines with a goal of supporting philanthropic work wherever it can be nurtured and provoked. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Voida earned her Ph.D. in Human–Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also holds an M.S. in Human–Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech and a B.A.E. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. She has held academic appointments at Indiana University, IUPUI; Cornell University; the University of California, Irvine; and the University of Calgary. She has also worked at the Palo Alto Research Center, IBM Research, AOL/Netscape, and as an artist-in-residence for opera education.

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