Roli Varma

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Professor

Carl Hatch Endowed Professor
Regents' Lecturer

University of New Mexico

School of Public Administration MSC053100
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131, United States
Telephone: (505) 277-7756
Fax: (505) 277-2529

 


SERVICE

Post Doctoral Fellows Supervised

  • Hyogin Song, 2008−2009.
  • Heiko Hahn, 2006.
  • Amit Prasad, 2004−2005.

Partial Financial Support for Graduate Students

Shannon Bell; Michelle Fordice; Robin Stephen Walden; Eric Rousseau Chenier; Bryan Turo; Katie Massen; Chen Meng; Xiangjin Shen; Ying Wang; Jessica Crespo; Valeries Santillanes; Rita Fernandez; Virgil Mathes; Anchalee Ngamporncha; Daren Ruiz; Joel Young; Margaret Frisbee; Julia Gilroy; Daniel Aldis; Thomas Maestas; Charlene Clechuga; Bhavana Upadhyaya; Khadidiatou Ndiaye; Milena Gevorgyan; Sangeet Kumar; Marcella LaFever; Wendy Beach; Cherri Birch; Prodyut Das; Nafisa Helim; Susan Methney; Martina Myers; Vinod Ramdas; Scott Sandoval

Partial Financial Support for Under-graduate Students

Eliana Marie Herrera; Samreen Anwar; Catherine Embrey; Michelle R Trujillo; Vanessa Galindo-Sanchez; Dana Herrera; Sarah Young; Patricia Laumbach; Anuradha Chaturvedi; Erin Harper; Benjamin Bergen

Professional Service

Editorial

  • Contributing Editor, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2004-2009.

Conferences

  • Co-Section Chair, Asian Studies, Western Social Science Association (WSSA), April, 2014.
  • Program Chair, Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), October 2013.
  • Program Chair, Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) held jointly with History of Science and Society (HSS) and Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), November 2011.
  • Organizer and Host, National Science Foundation's Information Technology Workforce Program (ITWF) and Information Technology Research/Education Workforce (ITR/EWF), 2003.
  • Conference Program Chair, International Association of Science, Technology, and Society (IASTS), 2006, 2007.
  • Conference Program Committee Member, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2007.
  • Organizing Partner, XXIX All India Sociological Conference, Udaipur, India, 2003.

Memberships

  • Co-Chair, Social Science advisory Board of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), 2010−2012.
  • Invited Member, Advisory Board, Beyond the Double Bind: Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, 2010−2013.
  • Invited Member, Social Science Advisory Board of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), 2008-2010.
  • Invited Member, National Center on Cultural Diversity in Computing and Information Technologies, College Station, 2008.
  • Invited Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Taskforce on Job Migration, 2004-2006.
  • Elected Council Member, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2005-2007.
  • Elected Board Member, International Association of Science, Technology, and Society (IASTS), 2005-2008.

Award Committees

  • Chair, Ludwik Fleck Prize for the Best Book in Science and Technology Studies, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2007.
  • Chair, Nicholas C. Mullins Prize for the Best Student Paper, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2005.
  • Chair, Travel Grants for Graduate Students, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2005, 2006.
  • Committee Member, Rachel Carson Prize for the Best Book in Science and Technology Studies, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2006.

Reviewer

  • Manuscript, Indiana University Press.
  • Panel, National Science Foundation.
  • Digital Library, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Journals
    • Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society; Communications of ACM; Computer Science and Education; Engineering Studies; Higher Education; IEEE Technology and Society; Information, Communication & Society; Information & Culture; International Journal of Engineering Education; Journal of Comparitive Policy Analysis; Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering; Perspectives on Global Development and Technology; Science as Culture; Science, Technology & Human Values; Scientometrics; Sociological Forum; Technology and Society; The Information Society; Transactions on Computing Education.
  • Book Chapters:
    • Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology; The Global Push for Workplace Flexibility: Tension between Market and State; The Handbook of Technology Management; Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation; World Wide Views on Global Warming.
  • Grant Proposals:
    • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; National Science Foundation; Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.
  • Proceedings Articles:
    • American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS); American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies; Grace Hopper Celebration; Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).

Chair/Moderator/Session Organizer

  • “Economy and Social Mobility” Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Albuquerque, USA, April 2–5, 2014.
  • “Problematizing the Difference” Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, USA, November 2–5, 2011.
  • “Research and Review” Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, USA, November 2–5, 2011.
  • "Asians and Information Technology" Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, USA, April 15-18, 2009.
  • "Author Meets Critics: Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty, by Michelle Murphy" Joint Annual Conference of Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, August 20-23, 2008.
  • "Gender and Technology" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science, Montreal, Canada, October 11-13, 2007.
  • "Science and Education" Annual Conference of International Association for Science, Technology and Society, Baltimore, MD, USA, February 1-3, 2007.
  • "Policy: Health and Energy" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science, Vancouver, Canada, November 1-5, 2006.
  • "Universities, Grants and Research" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science, Vancouver, Canada, November 1-5, 2006.
  • "STS Careers Inside and Outside of Academia" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science, Vancouver, Canada, November 2, 2006.
  • "Disaster Recover Planning" Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA, April 19-22, 2006.
  • "Presentations of Selected Projects" National Science Foundation's ITWF and ITR/EWF Principal Investigator Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA, April 2-4, 2006.
  • "Digital Competence and Access: Gender and Race Issues in IT Education and Workforce" International Association of Science, Technology, and Society's 20th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, February 10-12, 2005.
  • "Higher Education" National Science Foundation's ITWF and ITR/EWF Principal Investigator Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 24-26, 2004.
  • "Foreign Scientists and Engineers in the United States" Annual Conference of Society for Social Studies of Science, Cambridge, MA, USA, November 1-4, 2001.
  • "Analyzing Developments in the Medical Domain" Joint Annual Conference of Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria, September 26-28, 2000.

University Service

Chair:

  • School of Public Adminitration Diversity Council, 2014-2015.
  • Implementation Sub-Committee of the Senate Graduate Committee, 2003-2004.
  • Graduate Reviews Sub-committee of the Senate Graduate Committee, 2002-2003.

Memberships:

  • Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, 2010−2012.
  • Faculty Accomplishments Database Task Force, 2010−2011.
  • Senate Graduate and Professional Committee, 2009−2010.
  • Extended University Sub Committee of SGPC, 2009−2010.
  • Policy Committee, 2008−2011.
  • University of New Mexico Immigration Symposium, 2008.
  • Honorary Degree Sub Committee of SGC, 2008.
  • Senate Graduate Committee, 2007−2009.
  • Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, 2004−2005.
  • Senate Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2004−2005.
  • Leading Edge Forum on Gender, Feminist Research Institute and Office of Vice Provost of Research, 2005.
  • Leading Edge Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Action Committee, Office of Research Services, 2003.
  • Gender Diversity Committee, Office of Research Services, 2002.
  • Senate Graduate Committee, 2001−2004.

Media Coverage:

  • “Reverse Brain Drain Swifter”, 2013.
    The Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Reverse-brain -drain-swifter/articleshow/22728195.cms
    GujaratSamachar: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6qw76NPUMbHRU16cWJ4SWdVV1E/edit?usp=sharing
    Bilkul(enewspaper): http://www.bilkulonline.com/gujarat-news/general-news/3697-reverse-brain-drain-session-at-iitgn
    DivyaBhaskar: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6qw76NPUMbHa05RNTRtZThQU Wc/edit?usp=sharing
    Sandesh: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6qw76NPUMbHN0tLY0ZBdDRMRGs/ edit?usp=sharing
  • “Why Do Women in India Pursue Computer Science Education More Than in the U.S.” NSF Highlight (Highlight ID 18171, Version: AC/GPA), 2009.
  • "Off-shoring Study Disputes Job Exportation Assumptions" by Haley Wachdorf, New Mexico Business Weekly, March 10, 2006.
  • "IT Study Looked at Education" Albuquerque Journal, Business Outlook, March 6, 2006.
  • "ACM Study Cites Education and Research & Development Investment to Assure Global Competitiveness; UNM professor part of the ACM Taskforce" by Steve Carr, UNM Today, February 27, 2006.
  • "UNM to Host National Science Foundation Principal Investigator Conference" by Steve Carr, UNM News and Information, October 16, 2003.
  • "Professor to Study Why Fewer Women Seek IT Degrees" by Jason Gil Bear, New Mexico Business Weekly, October 17-23, 2003.
  • "UNM Professor Receives Grant to Extend Research on Cross-Ethnic Differences in Women's Preferences for Information Technology" by Steve Carr, UNM News and Information, September 19, 2003. Also in Campus News, October 6, 2003.
  • "UNM Professor Researches Lack of Native Americans in Information Technology Fields" by Steve Carr, UNM News and Information, March 12, 2003.
  • "Going Deeper: Roli Varma Is Finding Answers to Questions Regarding Cross-Gender and Cross-Ethnic Populations in Relation to Information Technology Education and the Workforce" by Maya Allen-Gallegos, Quantum, 2003.
  • "UNM Assistant Professor Participates in United Nations Experts Group Meeting" by Steve Carr, UNM News and Information, June 11, 2001. Also in `, June 18, 2001.

Other Services

  • Undergraduate Students Colloquium Speaker, School of Government, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, May 26, 2014.
  • Graduate Students Colloquium Speaker, School of Government, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, May 22, 2014.
  • Mentored 25 Indian men and women on balancing work and family/home issues at Ventus Infotech, Mumbai, India, March 12, 2014.
  • Graduate Students Colloquium Speaker, School of Government, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, October 27, 2013.
  • Mentored an Assistant Professor and a Graduate Student, Society for Social Studies of Science, San Diego, USA, 2013.
  • Advisor, Public Administration Graduate Student Association, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, 2011–2012.
  • Mentored an Undergraduate Student, Super Computing Broader Engagement Program, Seattle, USA, 2011.
  • Mentored an Undergraduate Student, Super Computing Broader Engagement Program, New Orleans, USA, 2010.
  • Judge, Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, November 3, 2009.
  • Speaker, McNair/Research Opportunity Program Workshop, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, January 20, 2006.
  • Judge, Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, November 21, 2005.
  • Panelist, Gender in Technology and Science, Department of American Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, March 29, 2005.
  • Speaker, McNair/Research Opportunity Program Workshop, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, January 28, 2005.
  • Treasurer, local chapter of Association of American University Professors, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, 2004–2005.
  • Speaker, McNair/Research Opportunity Program Workshop, University of New Mexico, USA, February 27, 2004.
  • Secretary, local chapter of Association of American University Professors, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, 2002–2004.
  • Colloquium Speaker, Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, September 24, 2003.
  • Advisor, Technology Studies Program, Rio Rancho High School, Albuquerque, USA, Fall 2002.
  • Mentor, Research Opportunity Program for Minorities, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, Summer 1999.
  • Activist, promoting cultural and educational activities of Asian Indians, Albany, USA, 1981–1998.
  • Treasurer, Capital District Coalition against Apartheid and Racism, Albany, USA, 1986–1992.

Memberships

  • 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science), since 1994.
  • IASTS (International Association of Science, Technology and Society), since 2003.
  • National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), since 2007.
  • ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), 2001-2005.
  • AAUP (Association of American University Professors), 1999-2005.
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), 1999-2000.