Carnegie Mellon University

Jeria L. Quesenberry

Teaching Professor, Information Systems

4800 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Dr. Jeria Quesenberry is a Teaching Professor of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Jeria is also the Dietrich College Associate Dean of Faculty. She teaches in the areas of global systems, social informatics, strategic value of information systems, and web design and development. She also received the 2014 Carnegie Mellon University Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service.

Her research interests are directed at the study of cultural influences on information technology students and professionals, including topics of social inclusion, broadening participation, career values, organizational interventions, and work-life balance. Her work has appeared in many leading journals and conferences including the Information Systems Journal, European Journal on Information Systems, Data Base for Advance in Information Systems, the International Conference on Information Systems, and she received the Journal of Global Information Management Outstanding Published Article of 2008.

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, she earned a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University and previously worked as a consultant at Accenture.


She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University.


Her research interests nicely overlap with her teaching interests in that they are directed at the study of cultural influences on information technology post-secondary students and professionals including topics of social inclusion, broadening participation, career values, organizational interventions, work-life balance, and social networks. 


Selected publications:

Frieze, C. and Quesenberry, J.L. (Eds.) (2020). Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Global Views of Women in Computing. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Moussawi, S., Quesenberry, J., Weinberg, R., Sanders, M., Lovett, M., Heimann, L., Sooriamurthi, R. and Taylor, D. (2020). “Improving Student-Driven Feedback and Engagement in the Classroom: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Speed Dating Model.” International Journal of Innovation in Education.

Frieze, C. and Quesenberry, J.L. (2019). “How Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University is Attracting and Retaining Women.” Communications of the ACM, 62(2), 23-26.

Frieze, C., Marculescu, D., Quesenberry, J.L., Katilius, G. and Reynolds, J. (2018). "Where are you really from?": Mitigating Unconscious Bias on Campus.” Proceedings of the 2018 RESPECT Conference for Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Computing, Engineering and Technology, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, IEEE Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation.


Frieze, C. and Quesenberry, J.L. (2015). Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women and Computing at Carnegie Mellon University. Dog Ear Publishing: Indianapolis, IN.


Gan., B. Joshi, K.D., Lending, D., Outlay, C., Quesenberry, J.,Weinberg, R. (2014). “Active Learning Approaches in IT Pedagogy.” Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research, Singapore, ACM Press: New York.


Quesenberry, J.L., Weinberg, R.S. and Heimann, C.F. (2013). “Information Systems in the Community: A Summer Immersion Program for Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, ACM Press: New York.


Quesenberry, J.L. and Trauth, E.T. (2012). “Working Where She Wants and Wanting Where She Works: Understanding Career Values and Motivations of Women in the IT Workforce.” Information Systems Journal, (22), 457-473.


Trauth, E.M., Quesenberry, J.L., and Huang, H. (2008). “A Multicultural Analysis of Factors Influencing Career Choice for Women in the Information Technology Workforce.” Journal of Global Information Management, 16(4), 1-23. (Recipient of the Journal of Global Information Management Outstanding Published Article of 2008).