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Dr. Patricia Morreale

Patricia Morreale is a Professor of Computer Science at Kean University in Union, NJ and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science. Her research in network design has developed techniques for error detection and secure processing. She also conducts research in computer science education, focused on teacher development, and human computer interaction.

At Kean, Dr. Morreale has developed a coalition of community college faculty to increase the transfer and retention rate of students from 2-year colleges to 4-year degree programs in CS and IT. She provides annual workshops to regional high-school math, science and computer science teachers, broadening access to computer science and technology courses in high school, leading to increased opportunities for students in college. She is the PI for Project ASK, a NSF-funded grant encouraging undergraduate computer science and information technology majors.

Dr. Morreale received a B.S. from Northwestern University, a M.S. from University of Missouri-Rolla and a Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, all in Computer Science. She has published widely on multimedia systems and network performance, as well as undergraduate retention and success in computer science. She was recognized with Kean’s Faculty Research Mentor Award in 2013 and received the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Faculty Mentoring Award in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2016. Her highly accomplished mentees have been recognized with two NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and three Google Scholarships, among other honors.