The Author

LeAnn Erickson is a university professor and an independent film and media artist, producing media projects for over 30 years.

Her work has appeared on public television, cable television and has won national and international recognition in video/film festivals including Oberhausen (Germany), Hot Docs International Film Festival (Toronto), Auburn International (Australia) and L’immagine Leggera (Italy).

She has received regional and national production grants for her work including grants from the NEA, the Jerome Foundation, NAFSA Association of International Educators and the Leeway Foundation.

In 2007 she was awarded an IEEE Foundation grant and an AAUW grant in support of the documentary film Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII and, most recently, was awarded an IEEE Foundation grant in support of The Computer Wore Heels, a young adult ebook based on the Top Secret Rosies story.