Gerri Light

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Dr. Gerri Light’s formal training is in Information Technology where she has served in various roles over her 25+ year career. Dr. Light served as a director of technology for educational organizations in eastern Pennsylvania. She then moved to higher education positions related to academic technology, STEM curriculum design and development, and assessment at both online and brick and mortar schools. At Walden University, she teaches masters and doctoral courses in the College of Management and Technology. Dr. Light served as an advisor during construction of the Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs and as a director of an Information and Communication Technology global service-learning projects.
Dr. Light’s current research interests focus primarily brain-computer interface technology and user-centered design. She has presented at numerous conferences including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Association for the advancement of Computing in Education. Dr. Light was recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for the 2005 award Leading Edge Recognition Program for Community Relations for Community.


Doctor of Information Technology, Walden University

MS, Walden University

MS, Walden University

BS, San Francisco State University

AS, City College of San Francisco

Public Service

SEAS UPenn, Organizer - Philadelphia

EQLP, President - Chester Springs


Santiago-Aviles, J., Light, G. (2019). A STEM Project in Gashora, Rwanda, Rooted in Philadelphia. IEEE

Light, G. B. (2018). Embedded controlled gardening: an academically based service course. . IEEE ISEC

Light, G., Alberici, M. (2016). Importance of Formative Assessment for Virtual Lab Instruction. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education