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Andrew Dickens

Part-Time Lecturer - Seattle


Office Location

Northeastern University - Seattle
401 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Andrew Dickens, 401 Terry Ave N #103
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000


  • MS in Computer Science, Northeastern University
  • MBA, Saint Leo University
  • BS in Management Information Systems, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

About me:

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Kansas City, KS, where I lived until I graduated high school. After high school, I spent 4 years in college at the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, TN. Shortly after, I enlisted and spent 6 years in the United States Air Force, which landed me in the Seattle, WA area. Ever since I left the Air Force in 2014, I’ve worked at Amazon.

My time in the Air Force was formative. It taught me a couple of things:

1. I could achieve anything I set my mind to and

2. There are kind and good people everywhere in the world.

Interestingly enough, I’ve found those lessons to be true in the software space, and having learned that years ago helped me navigate the challenging and multi-cultural problem domain.

What is your field of research?

Software engineering

What is your educational background?

I hold an undergraduate degree in Information Systems, an MBA and a MS in Computer Science.

Where did you study?

I studied Computer Science in Seattle, WA. Seattle is a tech hub, and the campus was next door to my Amazon office. What started out of convenience ended up being the best thing that could have happened to me. I’ve developed lasting relationships and footing in a field that I enjoy immensely.

What are the specifics of your industry experience?

I’ve worked in the digital advertising space for 4 years. I’ve held a number of roles, ranging from operations to engineering.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

  • CS 5001: Intensive Fundamentals of Computer Science