Ellie Harmon


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

Prior to my current role designing and managing toddler development projects, I was a faculty member at Portland State University where I enjoyed: broadening participation in cybersecurity as co-Director of CyberPDX, mentoring excellent student researchers, advocating for a better University with PSU-AAUP, 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 reach out for copies of any texts you can’t easily attain.

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