Alfreda Dudley

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Education

Ph.D., Technology & Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2008

Areas of Expertise

CyberEthics, CyberLaw and Databases

Biography

Research:

My specific research interests are in cyber ethics, cyber law, database management systems, thanotechnology, virtual worlds and other augmented reality technologies; as well as, educational issues in computing and engineering.  Another area of research has been focused on underrepresented populations in computing.  I have been the Principle Investigator on Department of Defense grant and Co-Principle Investigator on a National Science Foundation/National Security Agency grant, both focusing on the recruitment of high school females in computing.  I am currently working with a community non-profit organization in developing workforce initiatives for underemployed and ex-offenders populations.  My research agenda continues to evolve and expand.

Selected Recent Publications:

Dudley, A., & Johnson, D. (2017) Examining the Legal Consequences of Improper Use of Social Media Sites in the Workplace. Proceedings of 19th HCI International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing. Springer Publication.

Braman, J., Dudley, A., & Vincenti, G. (2017) Memorializing the Deceased using Virtual Worlds: A Preliminary Study. Proceedings of 19th HCI International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing. Springer Publication.

Dudley, A., & Braman, J. (2015) Using Virtual Worlds for Ethical Case Studies: Evaluating Computing Students’ Perceptions. Proceedings of the 19th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2015.

Braman, J., Dudley, A., & Vincenti, G. (2015) Thana-technology Education: The Importance of Considering Social Networks and Virtual Worlds.  Association of Death Education and Counseling – ADEC Forum. Vol. 41, Num. 1, pp. 13-14 Jan/Feb 2015.

Taylor, B., Dudley, A., & Pusey, P. (2014) SPLASH@Towson: Secure Programming Logic Aimed at seniors in High School. Accepted as a Round Table Paper for discussion at the 18th Annual CISSE Conference June 16-18, 2014.

Braman, J., Vincenti, G., Dudley, A., Wang, Y., Rodgers, K., and Thomas, U. (2013) Teaching about the Impacts of Social Networks: An End of Life Perspective. Proceedings of the 15th HCI International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing. Las Vegas, Nevada.   

Wang, Y., Vincenti, G., Braman, J., & Dudley, A., (2013) Framework: Augmented Reality in Computing Education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. (iJET) Vol8, Num. 6, pp. 27-36.

Huggins, J., Dudley, A., Carter, K., Weikle, D. & Caftori, N. (2013) Nifty Computing in Society Case Studies.  SIGCSE ’13: The 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education Proceedings.

Braman, J., Vincenti, G., Dudley, A., Wang, Y., Rodgers, K., Thomas, U. (2013) Teaching about the Impacts of Social Networks: An End of Life Perspective. Proceedings of the 15th HCI International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing.

Book Chapters:

Braman, J., Thomas, U., Dudley, A., Vincenti, G., & Rodgers (2013) Preparing your Digital Legacy: Raising Educational Awareness for Future Social Network Interaction.  In: G. Mallia (Eds.). The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education.

Courses Taught

  • ITEC 315 Data and Information Management
  • COSC 418 Ethical and Societal Concerns for Computer Scientists
  • ITEC 336 Legal and Policy Issues in IT
  • AIT 652 Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace