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2014 Taylor Science Center

Sarah Morrison-Smith received her Ph.D. in human-centered computing at the University of Florida, and her master's degree in computer science at Colorado State University. Before joining Hamilton, she was a Roman Family Teaching and Research Fellow at Barnard College, where she taught computer science courses. Her research focuses on the intersection of psychology and computer science to support collaborative work and help build an accessible technological future. Morrison-Smith  will offer a range of interdisciplinary courses on computer science and human-computer interaction at Hamilton.

Recent Courses Taught

Computer Science for All Lab
Developing Accessible User Interfaces

Research Interests

My current research interests supporting collaborative research activities, natural user interfaces for mobile devices and wearables, and promoting accessibility in computer science education. For more information about some of my research projects, visit my research page.

Select Publications

  • S. Morrison-Smith, J. Ruiz. 2020. “Challenges and Barriers in Virtual Teams: A Literature Review.” Springer Nature Applied Sciences (2020). 
  • S. Morrison-Smith, M. Hofmann, Y. Li, and J. Ruiz. 2016. “Using Audio Cues to Support Motion Gesture Interaction on Mobile Devices.” ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) 13.3 (2016): 16.
  • S. Morrison-Smith, C. Mam10n, S. Dighans, T. Daniels, C. Izurieta. 2012. “Technical Debt Reduction Using a Game Theoretic Competitive Source Control Approach.” Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), CUR Journal, (Winter 20 I 2), Vol 33, No.2.
  • J.M. Costantini, F. Beuneu, S. Morrison-Smith, R. Devanathan, and W. J. Weber. 2011. “Paramagnetic Defects in Electron-Irradiated Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia: Effect of Yttria Content.” Journal of Applied Physics 110 (2011) 123506.

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S., Colorado State University
B.S., Montana State University

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