Dr. Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, is passionate about diversifying computer science and the professoriate. He is a first-generation college student whose parents instilled in him the value of education. Dr. Gilbert purposefully chose to be a scholar-athlete but by serendipitously became a computer scientist. His attempts to avoid graduate school didn’t pan out.
Learn more about how he developed his model for recruiting underrepresented students, and in particular, black students and how he translated that into the Institute African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences.Learn more about Dr. Juan Gilbert Shares His “Secret Sauce” on Modern Figures Podcast.