Monica Brockmeyer

Monica Brockmeyer

Senior Associate Provost for Student Success

(313) 577-2200

Monica Brockmeyer


Monica Brockmeyer is Associate Provost for Student Success. In this position, she is responsible for the implementation of the retention initiative approved by the WSU Board of Governors in 2011. Further, she serves as a liaison between the colleges and the Provost's office to support retention and student success initiatives in the colleges, departments, and programs and is responsible for assessment of the retention initiative.

She joined Wayne State University in 1999, as a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, where she is an Associate Professor. Before joining the Provost's office, she was Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science.

In 2002, she was awarded the College of Science Teaching Award and in 2004 she received the National Science CAREER Award for her proposal, "Monitoring and Assertion Checking Internet Scale Applications." Her research is in the area of distributed systems and networking (with interests in monitoring, assertion-checking, cloud computing, energy efficiency, and sustainable computing) and in Computer Science Education (with a focus on broadening participation in computing and on understanding and mitigating the impact of stereotype threat in computer science education).

Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. While at Wayne State University, she has secured grant funding of more than $3.9 million with her collaborators and is PI on $2.2 million.

She is currently the PI of the NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing grant "STRONG Computing Pipeline," an integrated program that connects K-12 outreach activities, pre-college bridge programs, and undergraduate computing degree programs in Detroit, MI to increase the participation and success of under-represented students in computer science, particularly African-Americans and women. The STRONG Computing Pipeline is developing set of novel mindset and attitude interventions which are designed to increase the persistence and learning of under-represented students, while reducing the impact of stereotype threat. She is also the WSU lead of the project "IMSE: Information Management and Systems Engineering" which offers bridge programming and support services to promote student success among under-represented students in computing degrees. She is co-PI on the NIH-funded project "Gaining Options: Girls Investigate Real Life through Health Related STEM Disciplines," which extends the successful Go-GIRL program to reduce health disparities by increasing the number of local high school girls, particularly those of color, who enter college prepared to study health-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Student Success

Effective August 1, 2012, Dr. Monica Brockmeyer also took responsibility for these activities:

Degrees and Certifications

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
B.S. Mathematics/Statistics, 1986

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, 1995

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, 1999

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