Dr. Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee is Director of the School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to entering academia, she had a 20 year career at FedEx Corporation. Sarah has launched multiple programs to increase the participation of women in computing, including the Mississippi Affiliate Aspirations in Computing award program, in collaboration with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), for girls in grades 9 -12. Sarah was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top in Tech award program in 2019. In 2020, she received the prestigious John Grisham Master Teacher award, the highest faculty award for teaching at Mississippi State University. Sarah holds a BS in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from the Mississippi University for Women and a master’s degree in computer science from MSU. She earned her PhD in computer science from the University of Memphis.