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Cheryl Seals named Auburn Engineering's first Charles W. Barkley Professor

Published: Feb 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Auburn University Provost Bill Hardgrave (left) and Cheryl Seals at the 2020 Faculty Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 10. Auburn University Provost Bill Hardgrave (left) and Cheryl Seals at the 2020 Faculty Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 10.

In 2020, Cheryl Seals, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, was named a Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor. She is the first engineering faculty member to earn this professorship at Auburn and will hold the title for a period of five years.

The Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professorships are funded by former NBA professional and Auburn basketball star Charles Barkley to support underrepresented minority professors at Auburn with superior credentials in teaching, research and service in their disciplines, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity. The professorships create vital resources to recruit and retain exceptional faculty members through salary enhancements, research support and professional development.

Seals has been an Auburn Engineering faculty member for 13 years and her most recent research and teaching interests have been in human-computer interaction, user-interface design, artificial intelligence, game design and development, and computer ethics. She has written 60 refereed journal and conference publications and has been invited for over 60 talks and lectures.

Media Contact: Chris Anthony, chris.anthony@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

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