Dr. Deborah Whitfield is a Computer Science professor at Slippery Rock University. She has been involved in the assessment since 1998 and ABET accreditation since 2001. Whitfield’s involvement in promoting diversity includes being a co-PI on a PDE Keystone/Frederick Douglas Collaborative Grant: “Creating an Environment Supportive of Diversity in Computing Courses,” a member of SRU’s Gender committee (formerly Women’s Studies Committee) and a member of NCWIT. In addition, she is advisor and founder of student organization “Women in Computing at the Rock” (WiCR) and is the advisor of the ASL (American Sign Language) Club. Whitfield is also developing an app for assisting the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing to communicate with each other.