Carter Tiernan

Assistant Dean and Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. J. Carter M. Tiernan is the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Student Affairs in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Since becoming Assistant Dean in 2007, Dr. Tiernan has helped bring more than $7 million dollars of grant funding to the College of Engineering for engineering outreach, recruiting, retention, and scholarships. Dr. Tiernan did PhD work in Artificial Intelligence and Planning Systems and now focuses on engineering and computer science education research, retention and recruiting activities, and STEM outreach to pre-college students. Her interests include computer science curricular innovation and application of educational pedagogy to engineering classrooms.


  • Education
  • Retention
  • Pedagogy