Lisa Meeden is a Professor of Computer Science and a member of the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Program at Swarthmore College. She received a B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a minor in Cognitive Science from Indiana University. Her primary research interests are in developmental robotics, with the goal of creating robots that can learn autonomously by selecting their own training data and generating their own teaching signals. She is also active in computer science education research with a focus on attracting and retaining under-represented groups.