About Me


My name is Timothy Stelter and I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. I am affiliated with the Center for Human-Computer Interaction under the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.

My research lies in the Technology on the Trail initiative with my advisor Dr. Scott McCrickard. In part, my focus is primarily on understanding the outdoor communities on the trail, reducing the affect of digital technology has on the user experience outdoors and designing systems utilizing citizen science methodologies. As such I seek to leverage my growing experience in Human-Computer Interaction theories/methodologies/frameworks supported by state-of-the-art research using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques.

I hope I can begin a career as a professor in computer science with a focus on teaching. Here at Virginia Tech I have had the pleasure of working towards incorporating diversity, pedagogy, global perspectives, and understanding the duty of being faculty through courses, projects, and research.

I graduated and received my B.S in Computer Science with a minor in Information Sciences at Christopher Newport University in 2015. I have also worked in industry as a software engineer before returning to get my PhD. If you would like to view more of my experiences and/or accomplishments please see my CV or checkout the rest of my online portfolio!