Dartmouth computer science professor resigns after investigation
Dartmouth computer scientist Roberta Hochberg has resigned as head of a Dartmouth computer engineering school amid a criminal investigation.
Hochberg was charged with three counts of unlawful contact with a student.
The investigation was launched in December after an anonymous tipster contacted Dartmouth police, according to a statement from the department.
She will be suspended from her job pending an internal investigation, according the statement.
Huchberg was hired by Dartmouth in 2007 and had worked at the school since 2013.
She is expected to be reassigned to the department’s office of graduate studies, the statement said.
“I’m grateful to Dartmouth for having me as a mentor and a colleague,” Hochberger said in a statement.
“We’re deeply disappointed in the circumstances surrounding the events that led to my resignation.
I’m also sorry for any distress I’ve caused you.”
Hochborn was one of the first computer science faculty to graduate from Dartmouth in 2014, and she had been the director of engineering at the department since 2013 when she left for another position at Northwestern University, according with the university.
Hachberg was first appointed to Dartmouth’s engineering faculty in 2005 and served as the school’s associate director of technology from 2013 until 2017.