Change Leader

Dr. Shalini Kesar is Associate Professor in Information Systems, department of CSIS, Southern Utah University (SUU). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi, a MPHIL in information systems from De Montfort University, a MSC in analysis, design and management information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Doctorate in information systems from the University of Salford from UK.


Her research expertise is includes cybercrime and gender in technology. Her teaching includes topics in Information Systems: electronic commerce, capstone project management, networking, system analysis and design, and information security and assurance. As a teacher, Dr. Kesar has developed and taught MBA programs designed for business people in executive leadership positions and Master programs in Cybersecurity. She is the SUU representative for the Utah Women and STEM Education Network. She is a member or National Center for Women and Information Technology. Recently, she has also been involved with the National Center for Women in Information Technology, spearheading a chapter of Aspirations in Computing based at SUU. As the only initiative to highlight young women in computing and information technology on a national level, great strides have been taken in the program’s development in Southern Utah.   

Based on her publications, scholarships, and community outreach at the local, national, and international levels Dr. Kesar received both the Outstanding Research and Scholarly Activity Award for the College of CIET in 2010 and the Southern Utah University Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award in 2011. Recently, in 2016, Dr. Kesar was recently recognized by the Women Tech Council, receiving the Education Excellence Award at the 2016 Women Tech Awards. The event recognizes technology-focused women who are innovators, leaders, and key contributors in STEM fields.

Student Ambassadors

We are students from all different disciplines!  We major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Studies, Math, Chemistry, History, Biology, Cyber-security, Nursing, Engineering,and last but not least Elementary Education. We have volunteered our time and received paid internships to be part of the outreach projects.

In the last 6 years, over 95 undergraduates have volunteered to be a part of various outreach projects from planning through implementation.