Joe Mertz headshotMy background and interests bridge technology, technology for development, and policy.  I am a Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where I have a split appointment with the H. John Heinz III College and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. I am currently the Interim Director of the Information Systems Program. I teach strictly technical courses to technology students, and technical-professional leadership courses and technology for development courses to mixed classes of technology and policy students.