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Brittany Johnson

Dr. Brittany Johnson-Matthews

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
George Mason University

Fairfax, VA


(413) 461-0373


About Me

I am Dr. Brittany Johnson-Matthews, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University. You may also know me as my pen name, Brittany Johnson. I direct the INSPIRED (INterdisciplinary Software Practice Improvement REsearch and Development) Lab.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University (2017), after getting my B.A. in Computer Science from the College of Charleston (2011). I explore sociotechnical problems pertaining to developer productivity and software development/use, such as tool support, work environments, ethics, and software for social good. My research is interdisciplinary, cross-cutting with research in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and machine learning.

Outside of work, I enjoy doing anything that allows me to be creative. From painting on canvas to painting my nails, I love to express myself! I also have a passion for mentoring and encouraging others to reach for the stars (while never forgetting who you are or where you started).


North Carolina State University

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

A Tool (Mis)communication Theory and Adaptive Approach for Supporting Developer Tool Use [] []

College of Charleston
2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science