I am a Senior Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at Portland State University. I am also the Freedom, Privacy, and Technology cluster coordinator for University Studies.

I teach courses in introductory computer science, human-computer interaction, and computing & society.

I also work to make computer science more broadly accessible, relevant, and welcoming. I am developing a new intro CS class at PSU; I am co-director of CyberPDX, a summer camp for broadening participation in cybersecurity; and I am the faculty advisor for the PSU We in Computer Science (WiCS) student organization.

I conduct research about the promises, threats, and impacts of contemporary computing. I’ve studied: labor and the future of work, philanthropy and social change, microbial science, suburban family life, and possibilities for disconnection on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Recent Publications

Digital labour platforms and the future of work: Towards decent work in the online world

Janine Berg, Marianne Furrer, Ellie Harmon, Uma Rani and M. Six Silberman

Designing against the status quo

Vera Khovanskaya, Lynn Dombrowski, Ellie Harmon, Matthias Korn, Ann Light, Michael Stewart, and Amy Voida