About Me


Dr. Amy Cook is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department of the University of Memphis. Prior to joining the faculty in 2019, she earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Math from Emory University, an M.S. in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Cook’s research  combines human-computer interaction and computer science education to explore how to support student success in computing and STEM. Using a student-centered approach, she combines pedagogical methods and technology to design tools that promote interactive learning. She has a secondary interest in games research. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Computer Interaction, and the undergraduate Capstone course. She also plays Ultimate frisbee and is the faculty sponsor for the UofM Men’s Ultimate team and the Women in Computing student group.