Erica Dee Fox
Web Programming Specialist
Erica Dee Fox is a web programming specialist at the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. Her collaboration interests include gentrification; industrialization; urbanization; automation & offshoring of jobs; regional economic inequality; socioeconomic divisions; building cultural communities in small towns & cities; conflict de-escalation, management, and resolution; and increasing economic participation by members of vulnerable communities.
Fox is active in the open source and tech communities, attending the Cake PHP Conference and the Write/Speak/Code Conference. She presented "New in Town: Confronting Gentrification within the Tech Industry" at the 2017 Write/Speak/Code Conference and at the 2017 DevFest Muncie Conference.
Fox graduated in 2016 with an associate degree in software development from IVY Tech Community College and has two years of previous work experience as a full-stack PHP developer. She has also completed an internship at A Better Way, a local nonprofit providing shelter and resources for victims of domestic violence. She continues to serve as an advocate for women's rights, and advocates for the rights of minorities and income-challenged households.
Fox is a founding member of the Literary Justice Initiative, a program that sends books to prisoners and prison libraries, and an active participant in Muncie's local chapter of Food Not Bombs.