About Me


Jeremy Barksdale is a User Experience Researcher at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, he earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science (with a concentration in HCI) and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Virginia Tech. Prior to entering the PhD program, he earned a B.A. in Broadcast Production with a minor in Business Administration, and an M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering from NC A&T State University. He has worked in the U.S. Government, at Booz Allen Hamilton, as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at NC A&T State University, and as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington.

His professional interests include: research on enhancing software usability by improving the interaction in agile usability teams through the application of socio-cognitive theory, and influencing science, technology, and innovation policy. His publications have appeared in proceedings of the IEEE Computing Agile, ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI), and the ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conferences. During his time in the PhD program, he interned at Microsoft Research, Meridium, and IBM.

His personal interests include volunteering in the community, playing musical instruments, singing, reading, and moderate outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. He currently serves on the City of Bellevue Planning Commission, Co-chairs Bellevue's Wilburton Commercial Area Citizen Advisory Committee, and is a board member for Fuse Washington.