Dr. Alison N. Norman is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also a UT Austin Provost's Teaching Fellow, a 2019 Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, a 2017 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award recipient, and a 2017 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award recipient. Alison's teaching responsibilities include teaching the undergraduate operating systems course and a freshman computer science ethics course that she co-developed.

Alison chairs her department's Diversity and Inclusion committee, where she works to improve the experience of women and other underrepresented groups in the department. As a Provost's Teaching Fellow, she developed a series of micro-workshops to help faculty better understand the experience of their underrepresented students. The materials for those workshops have now been shared across the campus.

Alison also coordinates outreach to underserved communities through her department's Coding in the Classroom program, which she co-founded and now serves as faculty chair, and serves as the Lab Director for First Bytes, week-long camps hosted by Texas Computer Science that introduce high school girls to computer science.

Alison earned both her Master's and her Ph.D. in the UT Austin Department of Computer Science, after earning her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is married with three children (two boys, 12 and 8, and a girl, who is 5) and a dog.