Bethany Edmunds is a teaching professor, assistant dean of computing programs for Vancouver and Seattle, and director of computing programs in Vancouver at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. She is passionate about breaking down barriers to create greater diversity, access and inclusivity within the technology community. She brings together expertise in software development, machine learning, and educational innovation to create STEM opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities. Edmunds is also currently on the Board of Directors for Women in Machine Learning.
Prior to joining Northeastern, she was the first female Associate Dean of Computing at British Columbia Institute of Technology where she led the pedagogical innovation of the Computer Information Technology Program. Her industry experience includes developing flight simulation software while working for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the government body that oversees all aspects of civil aviation in the United States.
Edmunds has been named one of BC Business’s Most Influential Women in STEM, Business in Vancouver’s Forty under 40, and YWCA’s Women of Distinction. She is a broadly published researcher and sought after media expert about improving diversity in STEM education.