Stephanie Valentine

Assistant Professor of Practice

144 Kauffman Center (402) 472-6000


Stephanie Valentine is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and in the School of Computing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A Nebraska native, Valentine completed a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Electronic Publishing from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2011 and a PhD in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 2016.

Valentine was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, recipient of the Susan M. Arseven '75 Make-A-Difference Award, and recipient of the Mentoring Excellence Award.

Valentine's research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, interface design, machine learning, and developmental psychology. Her research focuses on understanding how children communicate on online social networks and empowering children to have safe, healthy, and expressive digital friendships.

Valentine is also the founding president of Wired Youth, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to educate the community about safe social networking for children as an active prevention strategy for cyberbullying, online predation, and other cyberthreats.

At the Raikes School, Dr. Valentine teaches several computing courses.

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