Dr. Singh has been conducting research on Open Source Software (OSS) for about 20 years and has investigated OSS communities from multiple lenses. Currently, she is devoting most of her time in understanding the underrepresentation of women in OSS. She is very passionate about Gender and IT and Women’s participation in STEM fields.
Dr. Singh received a Google Award for Inclusion to “Educate Better Citizens for the IT Industry”. As part of this project, she has created an undergraduate course, INSC 495: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Technology and Information Professionals (DEI:TIP). Please view the following video to learn more about the course.
Related to similar issues, Dr. Singh is an advocate for social justice, diversity and inclusion and technology based development in rural Appalachia. She was a Co-PI on three grants from IMLS to educate rural librarians from the South Central Appalachian region with a focus on technology competence and another grant from IMLS to study the differences between proprietary and Open Source Integrated Library Systems.
Dr. Singh teaches online courses in the SIS masters program and therefore she is invested in understanding and improving online learning environments. A recent stream of her research is concerned with understanding the research on Online Learning in the past 25 years. Dr. Singh is interested in Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Usability and Human Computer Interaction.
Her trans-disciplinary research interests are evident in her funded research and publications. She received the College of Communication Faculty Research Award in 2021.
Dr. Singh’s Publications are listed here.
Funded Research Details are listed here.