About Us - Faculty

Carnegie Mellon - Pittsburgh, PA

Joe Mertz Joseph S. Mertz, jr. is a Teaching Professor in the H. John Heinz III College as well as the Information Systems Program in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon. He co-designed and has taught Technology Consulting in the Community in Pittsburgh and Qatar. He also created and directs the the international Technology Consulting in the Global Community summer program that sends university students abroad as technology consultants with government ministries and non-profit organizations in developing communities. His primary teaching interests are in courses and projects that make students aware of community development challenges while teaching strategies and methods to use information and communication technologies to address those challenges.

Past Faculty

Scott McElfresh

Scott McElfresh taught the TCinC course at Carnegie Mellon from Fall 2005 - Spring 2009. He is currently a Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Longwood University in Farmville, VA.

Scott McElfresh Kathy Schroerlucke co-designed the course and taught it from Spring 1998 through Spring 2002. Being a pioneer in the community technology movement, she brought a wide breadth of experience into the class, including technology integration, organizational development, critical and systems thinking, and leadership development.