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Jill Denner

Jill Denner is a senior research scientist at ETR. She does applied research and evaluation with a focus on increasing the number of women, girls and Latino/a students in computing and other STEM fields. She is nationally recognized as an expert in strategies to engage girls/women and Latino/a students in computer science, in both K–12 and community college.

Current research projects explore the career technical education pathways of community college students, how coding bootcamps prepare women and minorities for the software development workforce, how community technology centers can increase the number of Latino/as in computing, and how pair programming can promote diversity in computing.

As part of a long-standing commitment to bridge research and practice, Dr. Denner’s research is designed and conducted in collaboration with university-based computer scientists and statisticians, schools, and community-based organizations. She has been principal investigator on 14 federal grants, and written numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters. She earned her PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College.

For more information: ETR: Equity & Inclusion in STEM