Professor / Instructor
Campus: Mason Square, Arlington
Building: Vernon Smith Hall
Dr. Kamaljeet Sanghera is the Executive Director of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) at George Mason University where her team supports the research community in the pursuit of cutting-edge work to share the future digital society. Before assuming the IDIA role, Dr. Sanghera served as the Executive Director of STEM Outreach for the Volgenau School of Engineering (now the College of Computing and Engineering). Dr. Sanghera was a founding member of Virginia Governor Northam's STEM commission. She serves on the executive board of the Northern Virginia Computer Science Teachers’s Association and is on the advisory board of STEM for Her. Dr. Sanghera received the NCWIT Extension Services Award to implement systemic change to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of women in technology and engineering undergraduate programs.
Her efforts have positively contributed to the Go Virginia Tech Talent Pipeline initiative, where she worked closely with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the Fairfax County Government Office, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Dr. Sanghera is also an active member of the Students and Technology in Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) program and the National Center of Women in Technology (NCWIT). She has worked on the Sisters Rise Up grant by Reboot Representation.
2014 - 2017: Extra-Curricular Activities to Support Educational Programs in Information Technology Entrepreneurship. Funded by VentureWell.
2015 - 2016: CS Unplugged and Cool Gadgets Workshop. Funded by the National Center for Women and Information
2015 - 2016: NCWIT ASPIRE IT Program. Funded by the National Center for Women and Information
- PhD, Organization Management, Capella University
- MS, Information Systems, George Mason University