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Sieber, Diane E

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Sieber's research areas have to do with two eras of technology-driven communication revolution: Renaissance Europe immediately post printing press, and the current networked digital age. She has published on Don Quixote, Spanish Golden Age drama, poetry and historiography, and cartographic works on Spanish Colonial New Mexico. She has also presented papers and published on teaching and learning with emerging technologies in higher education. Recent work includes studies of teaching AI Ethics and using generative AI to teach writing more effectively, learning through online social networks, the gamification of educational experience, and addressing digital distraction of students (by laptops, tablets and mobile phones) in classroom settings.


  • educational technologies, generative AI, AI ethics, social networks and learning, digital distraction, digital humanities, spanish drama, spanish prose, spanish colonial southwest, renaissance europe



courses taught

  • COEN 1830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Explores topics of interest in transitioning to the College of Engineering and succeeding in STEM majors.
  • ENES 1010 - Engineering, Ethics and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2024
    Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Formerly HUEN 1010.
  • ENES 3843 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores different important themes in the humanities, check with department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Formerly HUEN 3843.
  • HUEN 2020 - The Meaning of Information Technology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Surveys the history of information technologies and modern techniques of information production, storage, transmission, and retrieval. Emphasizes understanding not only the technological transformations in interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication, but also the technological, social and political changes that underlie the movement toward a digital society. Same as ATLS 2000.
  • HUEN 3100 - Advanced Humanities for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
  • HUEN 3843 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020


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