Christopher M. Hoadley

314D Keller Bldg.
Penn State University
University Park PA 16802
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Professional interests

Research and teaching in cognitive and computer science as related to learning. Design of cognitively enabling technology, especially for collaboration and science education. Design studies and design-based research in education.



Affiliated Scholar to the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Engineering Education of the National Academy of Engineering, Science and Design NSF Traineeship Recipient, University of California Regents' Fellow, Evelyn Lois Corey Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention, National Merit Scholar, Robert Byrd U. S. Congressional Scholar, U. S. Presidential Scholarship finalist.

Professional Societies

Member of Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Association for Computing Machinery, ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction, Cognitive Science Society, American Educational Research Association, International Society of the Learning Sciences. Secretary/Treasurer for AERA Special Interest Groups Education in Science and Technology, and Advanced Technologies for Learning, 97-98. Chair, AERA Special Interest Group Education in Science and Technology, 98-99. President, International Society for the Learning Sciences 2002-2003; Board member, 2002-2005, 2005-2011.



Major Software Projects


Founder and principal investigator of the Spencer Foundation-funded Design-Based Research Collective.



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