Meet our faculty

Dr. Marcela Borge
Associate Professor
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  • Sociometacognition
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Student-Centered Educational Design
  • Human-Computer-Interaction

Dr. Roy Clariana
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  • Knowledge Structure theory and Application
  • Knowledge Structure measures of group Cognition & L1L2
  • Enhancing Engagement in Online Learning

Dr. Dylan Paré
Assistant Professor
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  • Critical, Ethical Approaches to Technology Design
  • Intersectional Queer and Trans Theories
  • Emotional and Ideological Dimensions of Learning
  • Equity and Social Justice in Human-Computer Interaction

Dr. Tyler Hollett
Associate Professor
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  • Interest and interest-driven learning in technology-enhanced settings
  • Relational Dimensions of learning (how informal settings cohere and persist)
  • Participatory forms of video-based analysis

Dr. ChanMin Kim
Associate Professor

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  • Equitable STEM education
  • Culturally sustaining design 
  • Robot programming 
  • Debugging
  • Teacher learning

Dr. Susan Land
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  • Frameworks for the design of technology-enhanced, student-centered learning environments
  • Design of learning environments for everyday, informal, or classroom contexts that utilize technologies such as social media and mobile devices
  • Mobile tech-enhanced learning in outdoor, informal settings

Dr. Priya Sharma
Associate Professor
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  • Emerging technologies for teaching and learning
  • Interaction and knowledge sharing in formal and informal online learning spaces
  • Design and evaluation of learning analytics and machine learning to support engagement
  • Equity and fairness in the use of emerging technologies for learning design

Natalie Annabelle Rae 
Assistant Professor


  • Equitable and justice-oriented pedagogies for P-20 classrooms
  • Critical approaches to STEM education
  • Black feminist thought: theory & praxis

Dr. Heather Toomey Zimmerman
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  • Learning across contexts (informal science learning institutions, homes, libraries)
  • Young people´s uses of emergent digital tech
  • Video-based ethnography, design-based research, and analyses of naturally-occurring talk and activity
  • Design of science learning experiences within and across settings