Dr. Patricia Morreale is Professor and Chair of the School of Computer Science and Technology at Kean University, Union, NJ. Her areas of research are secure systems design and interaction. Her research on error-detection in multimedia systems and networks has been patented. She actively works to broaden participation in computing for faculty and students, particularly through practical implementation of models for student-faculty engagement, often focused on undergraduate research. She has received over $12 million in external funding.
Nationally, Morreale has led committees on faculty excellence in undergraduate research mentoring with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). She is a past co-chair of NCWIT’s Academic Alliance and served as a Councilor in CUR’s Math and Computer Science Division.
Currently, she is a member of NCWIT’s Academic Alliance Advisory Board, serves as the Lead for the North Region of the Computing Alliance for Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI) and is a member of the New Jersey State Department of Education Computer Science Advisory Committee.
She received CUR’s Faculty Mentoring Award for Math and Computer Science in 2016 and Kean University’s Faculty Research Mentoring award in 2013. She is an AAAS Fellow.
Dr. Morreale holds a B.S. from Northwestern University, a M.S. from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, all in Computer Science.