Learning Sciences Students

Current Students

Joel Beier

Joel Beier is a member of the Learning Representations and Technology Lab with Dr. Martina Rau. His research interests include understanding the ways that we communicate with and about visual representations in scientific contexts.

Brendan Eagan

My research focuses on natural language processing techniques, the reliability and validity of automated coding methods, and ways to combine epistemic network analysis and social network analysis.

Tiffany Herder

Tiffany’s CV

My research is currently focused on how teachers customize immersive learning environments to create authentic STEM learning experiences.

Doy Kim

Doy Kim is a graduate student in the Learning Sciences area of the Educational Psychology department. Doy's research interest is specifically focused on the embodiment approach toward mathematics learning.

Claudia Matta

I currently work in the Learning Representations and Technology Lab with Dr. Martina Rau where I lead experimental studies on perceptual fluency. My interests focus on adult learning, perceptual fluency, as well as on how implicit and nonverbal feedback affect individual and collaborative learning of representational competencies. I am committed to mentoring undergraduate research assistants using evidence-based mentoring practices.

John McGinty

John’s CV

I am fascinated and intrigued by the possibilities that grounded and embodied cognition suggest for learning, and my research focuses on the design of learning interventions that use our bodies to help underrepresented young people from under-resourced communities learn math better; Specifically, I am investigating how learning activities that utilize different degrees of embodiment facilitate grounding within the instructional theory of concreteness fading, for the STEM domain of geometry.

Kelsey Schenck

My research focuses on embodied cognition and spatial ability in mathematics education.

Amanda Siebert-Evenstone

I am interested in how sense of place in an online learning environment may affect cognitive, affective, and behavioral changes in students.

Hanall Sung

Hanall’s CV

I am interested in understanding students’ learning processes that interact with instructional materials in individual and collaborative learning environments by analyzing multiple streams of data.

Zach Swiecki

My research focuses on the design of innovate assessment, measurement, and visualization techniques for collaborative learning and team performance.

Yeyu Wang

I am interested in understanding how people construct knowledge in different social-cultural contexts, applying theory-based analytics-driven methods.

Fangli Xia

I am interested in examining ways to connect mathematical ideas and practices with physical motions, and designing embodied activities to help students learn mathematics better.