Ellie Harmon


I am based in Portland, Oregon where I enjoy hanging out with toddlers, reading, cycling, swimming, walking, singing, dancing, a morning coffee, and an afternoon tea.

From 2017-2021, I was a faculty member at Portland State University where I enjoyed: working with local secondary school teachers to broaden participation in cybersecurity as co-Director of CyberPDX, mentoring excellent student researchers, advocating for a better University as a PSU-AAUP member-leader, and working with student leaders to transform the culture of computer science.

I’ve also led ethnographic research and technical work for Intel, IG Metall, and the International Labour Office. I held a postdoctoral appointment at CU Boulder in 2015-16. I have a PhD in Information and Computer Science (UC Irvine, Informatics, 2015).

I’ve walked the length of the US on each coast, between Georgia and Maine on the Appalachian Trail (2008, 2000 miles) and from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013, 2650 miles).

You can find my academic writings indexed on Google Scholar. Please feel free to reach out for copies of any texts you can’t easily obtain.

I am currently taking time off from full time employment, but I am available for part-time contracts. Here is my resume.