Sharon Tettegah

Faculty Research Affiliate


Sharon Tettegah is a Professor in Black Studies, and the Director for the Center for Black Studies Research at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on using data science to examine empathy, and game technology and virtual environments within teaching and learning milieus. Her most recent research examines affective, behavioral, and cognitive facets of empathy and empathic dispositions using multiple technologies (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, simulations, games). Her interest and research in data science, empathic design, emotions and technology is the result of passion and commitment to the improvement of equity in leadership, teaching and learning.