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Sean Widlake

Undergraduate Program Assistant


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
214 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Sean Widlake, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000


  • MA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Washington
  • BA in History, University of Massachusetts Boston

What are the specifics of your educational/career background?

I attended the University of Massachusetts Boston, where I received my BA in History in 2011. I later pursued a graduate degree at the University of Washington, where I received my MA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization in 2015. My main focus as a professional was towards teaching, and I have used my experience in teaching and learning in my role as an administrator here at Northeastern.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My primary role here is to assist the Dean of Students and the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in managing all facets of the Undergraduate program and experience here at CCIS. One of the things I enjoy most working in CCIS is the opportunity to see the shifting environment of the field of computer science, to interact with an incredibly diverse student population, and to help them find if Northeastern and CCIS are the right fit for their future goals.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at CCIS?

As someone who has a humanities background, it’s exhilarating to see how the discipline of computer science is reshaping the ways in which we learn, and access information. From the digitization of old manuscripts to human computer interaction, computer and information science goes beyond simply ordering code, and I’m thrilled to be a member of CCIS and bear witness to all of its pioneering programs.