Christopher L. Hovey

University of Colorado Boulder
Social Scientist
Background 

Christopher L. Hovey is a research associate in the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and a social scientist for NCWIT. His research areas focus on issues related to increasing gender parity in undergraduate and graduate computing programs, including how individual, social, and organizational features influence faculty to adopt innovative, student-centered teaching practices that support diversity. Chris is heavily involved in piloting the Extension Services Graduate Programs (ES-GP), and has assisted in research related to Extension Services Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) including examining and reporting on program outcomes, and analyzing and revising the Student Experience of the Major (SEM) Survey-in-a-Box (including a new module on belonging and professional identity). He intermittently serves as a content reviewer for NCWIT’s EngageCSEdu, and has participated as an Excellence Award committee member in 2016 and 2017.

Chris received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder and his master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from Northeastern University in Boston.