Julie Mariga is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology (CIT). Her areas of interest include enterprise collaboration, social media/social computing, globalization of technology and diversity within computing disciplines. She has led study abroad opportunities for CIT students to Monterrey, Mexico & Barcelona, Spain. She is also interested in reducing the gender gap within STEM disciplines.
M.S. (Educational Computing), School of Education, Purdue University
B.S. (Computer Information Systems), Purdue University
2011-2012 - Educator of the Year - National Association of Professional Women
2005 - Thomas I. M. Ho Award - Presented annually to the outstanding teacher in the Computer Technology Department as selected by its students
2005 - Represent Purdue University computing majors to National Center for Women in Information Technology - First rep to NCWIT from Purdue
2003 - School of Technology Outstanding Tenured Faculty Award - Presented annually by a faculty committee to a tenured faculty member for excellence in teaching and professional growth within the School of Technology.
2003 - Computer Technology Department Outstanding Tenured Faculty Award - Faculty selected.
2001 - Teaching for Tomorrow Award - This is a university award and is selected by the Office of the Executive Vice President/Provost for Academic Affairs. They select twelve young faculty members and match them with three senior faculty members to learn and share ideas that promote excellence in teaching.
2000 - School of Technology Outstanding Non-Tenured Faculty Award - Presented annually by a School of Technology faculty committee to a non-tenured faculty member for excellence in teaching and professional growth within the School of Technology.
1999 - Computer Technology Department Outstanding Non-Tenured Faculty Award - Faculty selected.
1999 - Thomas I. M. Ho Best Teacher Award - Presented annually to the outstanding teacher in the Computer Technology Department as selected by its students.
1999 - School of Technology Outstanding Non-Tenured Faculty Award - Faculty selected.
1994-1996 - Purdue University
Computer Analyst for Technical Assistance Program
1991-1993 - Dow Chemical
Principal Consultant, American College of the Middle East & American University of the Middle East, 2010-present
Consult with foreign colleges & universities to help them develop information technology & network engineering degree programs.
Consultant, Bussert Consulting, 2000-2001
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); 2003 – Present
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE); 2006 – present
American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Member, 2010-present
American Association of University Women (AAUW), Member 2010-present
Ambassador to the Anita Borg Institute
ACM – Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference
(1)2004 attended Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Microsoft paid for me and one CIT female student to attend the conference.
(2)2006 invited to be on the program committee as a co-chair for the Birds of a Feather Track.
ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Educators (ACM/SIGITE). This group is working to establish IT accreditation standards for 4 year colleges and universities
(1)2005 selected as member of the ACM/SIGITE Education Committee. The education committee is charged with creating the 2 year and 4 year IT curriculum that will be used as the model IT curriculum for all colleges and universities.
(2)2006 member of the 2 year IT Curriculum Writing Committee. This committee is working on the 2 year curriculum which will be used by community colleges to help their students transfer to 4 year colleges or universities.
Information Resources Management Association (IRMA); 1999 – 2006
IRMA is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations.
(1)2004 served as track chair for Diversity in IT. Served as member of the program committee.
(2)2003 served as track chair for Minorities in IT. Served as member of the program committee.
(3)2002 served as track chair for Mobile Computing and Commerce. Served as member of the program committee.
My Research Interests
Social computing, social media, collaboration
Increasing the number of women & minorities in computing disciplines.