Tiffany Barnes

Tiffany Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who specializes in educational games, advanced learning technologies, and artificial intelligence in education. Dr. Barnes is Principal Investigator of the $200K NSF-CreativeIT funded Game2Learn grant to enhance creativity and learning for computing students through building educational games and the $219K NSF-BPC funded Culturally Situated Design Tools grant that teach math and computing through online tools for discovering and creating cultural artifacts. Dr. Barnes also directs the Social Networking and Games ( project to engage people in social and professional networking through pervasive games. Dr. Barnes is Co-Principal Investigator on the $5M NSF-BPC funded STARS Alliance of 20 universities that engage college students in outreach, research, and service to broaden participation in computing. Dr. Barnes is Co-Principal Investigator of the $300K NSF-funded Computing Research Experiences for Undergraduates at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Barnes directs the Game2Learn Research Lab, whose goal is to increase learning and broaden participation in computing by leveraging games, culture, and artificial intelligence to build motivating and engaging learning environments. Dr. Barnes is advisor for the Gamers'Alliance student organization and the ACM-Women chapter at UNC Charlotte. Tiffany Barnes is dedicated to inspiring young learners and engaging them in research. An alumnus of North Carolina State University, she loves to bike, hike, and ballroom dance. [+]