Jessica E. Arfaa
Jessica Arfaa, Sc.D. is a Computer Studies adjunct professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is an instructor for numerous programs and enjoys teaching non-traditional and adult learners.
She graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University in 2003 where she double majored in Business (Marketing) and Computer Information Systems and minored in Computer Science. She graduated with Honors and earned the University’s department award for both majors.
In May 2005, Dr. Arfaa graduated from The George Washington University with a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology. In addition to classes, she was awarded a research fellowship with the Management Science department within the School of Business. During her stay in Washington, DC, she worked for the federal government, in the Office of Cyber Security at The Department of Interior.
After graduate school, she joined Sogeti (a subsidiary of Capgemini Group), where she is currently a principal manager engaged with both commercial and federal clients. During her employment, she also completed her doctoral degree at Towson University in 2014. Her research areas include HCI, Usability, Accessibility, Social Networks, Adult Learners, and Aging. Graduating with Honors, she is a recipient of several Towson University Graduate Studies Association awards for her publications.
Dr. Arfaa is an advocate for older adults and plans to continue her research efforts in improving usability and accessibility for the elderly utilizing technology. She is also engaged with a number of community services, such as Grant Mentee for the National Science Foundation (through Notre Dame of Maryland University) and as a volunteer instructor for elder adults and 'women in transition' through Education Plus.