Dr. Tiffanie R. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she was a Dowdy Scholar. She earned her Ph.D in Human Centered Computing for the University of Florida in Dec. 2019. As a doctoral student, Dr. Smith earned the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP), as well as the Ford Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship. She is currently a tenure-track faculty member in the Computer Science department at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith is passionate about broadening minority and women participation in all areas of STEM. Her research interests include  educational technologies, culturally responsive pedagogy/technologies, user interaction/experience and gestural/kinesthetic learning. She particularly interested in developing technologies for underrepresented minorities in STEM education. As a lover of the arts and someone who enjoys motivating other to learn, she hopes to continue to intertwine her two loves by using dance/movement and music to encourage students to learn.

Tiffanie R. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

​Lincoln University of PA


HCI, User Experience, Educational Technologies, STEM Education, Broadening Participation