Sharon Tettegah

Faculty Research Affiliate


Sharon Tettegah is a Professor in Black Studies, and the Director for the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB. Her research focuses on using data science to examine empathy, game technology and virtual environments within teaching and learning milieus.

The focus of Dr. Tettegah’s most recent past 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.

Dr. Tettegah is the series editor for Emotions and Technology: Communication of feelings for, with and through digital media.