The University of the South is now part of New America’s Public Interest Technology University Network.  Supported by the Ford, Hewlett, and New America foundations, the Public Interest Technology University Network is committed to preparing “a new generation of civic-minded technologists and digitally fluent policy leaders who are able to use technology to address public's needs.

This network consists of thirty-six higher education institutions committed to “build the field of public interest technology by growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists and digitally fluent policy leaders.” Sewanee, one of three undergraduate institutions in the network, has committed to developing a public interest technology program in the liberal arts context focused on addressing the needs of our local communities and region.

With a special interest in developing our capacity to use data analysis to support the region and local communities, this initiative welcomes suggestions form faculty, staff, student, and community members for various suggestions about projects that fit the broad topic of the use of technology for the public good. 

How can Sewanee contribute to the development of the field of public interest technology? 

Read Data Science for Social Good founder and director, Rayid Ghani C’99
https://new.sewanee.edu/impact/public-interest-technology/

Sign up for New America’s Public Interest Technology newsletter here and explore its archive here.

Advisory Committee Members

Jim Peterman, convener
Director of Civic Engagement
Professor Philosophy
Class of 1961 Class Chair of the College

Kim Heitzenrater C’89
Director of the Career Center

Matthew Rudd
Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics

Tom Sanders
Foundation and Development Communications Officer