CV In Brief ….

Education:
Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, 1978, University of Oregon
– Thesis title: Common coding of visual and auditory words

M.A. Cognitive Psychology, 1976, University of Oregon
– Thesis title: Within category discriminations in speech perception

B.A., Psychology and Speech Pathology and Audiology, 1974, University of Colorado
– Jacob van Ek Award for Academic Excellence, University of Colorado, 1974
– Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
– Presidential Scholarship, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1970
– Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, Colorado, 1970 – 1974

Professional Experience:
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York, 2013 –
– Distinguished Professor, College of Computing and Information Sciences

University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, 2009 –
– Professor, School of Computing; Chair of Inclusive Technologies

Leverhulme Visiting Professorship, 2007 – 2008, University of Dundee

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York
– Research Staff Member Emeritus, 2009 –
– Manager, Accessibility Research Group, 2000 – 2008
– Manager, K-12 Collaborative Learning Group, 1995 – 2000
– Research Staff Member, 1986 – 2008

Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, Connecticut
– Research Associate, 1980 – 1986

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Studies
– Postdoctoral Fellow, 1978 – 1980

Professional Societies:
ACM
– Fellow for Contributions to computing technologies for people with disabilities, 2004
– ACM Vice President, 2014 – 2016
– ACM Executive Committee, 2010 –
– ACM Council, 2010 –
– ACM Secretary Treasurer, 2012 – 2014
– ACM SIG Governing Board Chair, 2010 – 2012
– ACM Fellows Committee, 2014 – 2018; Chair 2015
– ACM-W Europe Executive Committee, 2012 – 2015
– Vice President at Large, ACM SIGCHI, 2015 – 2018
– Chair, ACM SIG Governing Board, 2010 – 2012
– Chair, ACM SIGACCESS, 2004 – 2009
– ACM Distinguished Speaker

Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
– Fellows Committee (Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics)
– Fellows Committee Convener, 2015 – 2017

British Computer Society
– Fellow (FBCS CITP), 2008

IEEE Computer Society
– Senior Member

UK Computing Research Committee

British Society of Gerontology

Significant Professional Recognition:
ACM SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility, 2014

Anita Borg Institute, Woman of Vision Award for Social Impact, 2013

Royal Society, Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2009

IBM Corporate Award, 2009, for pioneering technology and innovation supporting IBM’s contributions to accessibility

ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award, 2008. With this award, SIGCHI celebrates Dr. Hanson’s work and its impact over nearly 30 years involving persons with disabilities

Arts and Sciences Alumni Fellows Award, 1995. Profiles in Achievement. University of Oregon

Named one of the ‘25 Most Powerful Women Engineers in Tech’, 2013, Business Insider

National Merit Winner, Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing to Assist Persons with Disabilities, 1992, ‘HandsOn’ (English/ASL bilingual education platform)

Significant Editorial Positions:
Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief, ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 2006 – 2013

Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on the Web, 2005 – 2015

PublicationsAcademia NetIBM ProfileResearch

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