I am a PhD candidate (about to graduate) at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at University of North Carolina Charlotte and my advisor is Heather Lipford. My current research explores how technology can enhance and advance the educational process through the creative design, construction, and implementation of supportive programs and devices.

I am currently developing and testing a plugin that integrates secure programming education into the student's IDE. I have also worked to create novel Mandarin Chinese language learning programs using mobile devices and Kinect.

My educational path has afforded me the opportunity to work with some incredible people in amazing places around the world (e.g., Darmstadt Germany & Beijing China).

I am pretty active and am up for most anything. My current activites include climbing, trail running, and mountain biking. Please feel free to contact me at mwhitne6@uncc.edu.