Dr. Daniela Marghitu
Faculty Coordinator and Director
Education and Assistive Technology Lab
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
3118 Shelby Technology Center, 345 W. Magnolia Street
Auburn, AL 36849
Dr. Daniela Marghitu received her B.S. and M.S degrees in Automation and Computing from Polytechnic University of Bucharest, and her Ph.D. degree in Automation and Computing from University of Craiova, European Community. Her teaching experience includes a variety of Information Technology and Computing courses (e.g., Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists, Network Programming with HTML and Java, Personal Computer Applications, Spreadsheet-Based Applications with Visual BASIC, Web Application Development). Her research areas include the K12 Inclusive Computing Research and Outreach; Web Design; Education and Assistive Technology; Software Engineering; Web and Software Usability and Accessibility.
Dr. Marghitu has participated in numerous administrative activities at Auburn University. Among these activities are the following: Auburn University Board of Trustee Faculty Representative; Auburn University representative for National Center for Women in Information Technology; AccessComputing, Access10K, and AccessEngineering Alliances; technology coordinator for Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM Auburn University representative; Auburn University Persons with Disabilities Committee chair; Founder and Director Auburn University Laboratory for Education and Assistive Technology; faculty representative Auburn University Core Curriculum Oversight committee and Multicultural Diversity Commission; Chair World Usability Day Web Site Committee Chair; and Panel member for the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Marghitu has received funding for research and education projects from National Science Foundation, National Center for Woman in Information Technology, Daniel F. Breeden Endowment for Faculty Enhancement, AccessComputing Alliance, Computer Science Collaboration Project, Microsoft Fuse Research, Altova Co., and Pearson Education Publishing Co.
Dr. Marghitu published six Information Technology books at Pearson Publishing Co., articles at Transactions of the SDPS: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, User Experience Magazine, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, International Journal for Virtual Reality, Journal of SMET Education and Research. She has published peer reviewed papers and gave presentations at numerous international conferences (e.g., ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Technical Symposium, International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, EDUCAUSE, Association for Advancement of Computing in Education, International Society for Technology in Education, Society for Design and Process Science, and American Society for Engineering Education).
Among Dr. Marghitu's honors and awards are the following: 2011 AccessComputing Capacity Building Award, the 2012 Auburn University Access award, the 2012 Society for Design and Process Science Outstanding Achievement Award, and the 2013 Microsoft Fuse Research award. She has been a member of the congressionally mandated Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering since 2015.