People | CS@AIR
In the 21st century, computer science is both an academic discipline and a fundamental literacy. CS@AIR builds, uses, and leverages evidence to ensure that every student has access to inclusive and high-quality CS education.
Dr. Wilson is an engineer, STEM educator, and computer science (CS) education advocate. He believes CS is both an incredible vehicle for creative exploration and a fundamental literacy in the 21st century, and that all students should have access to high quality CS education experiences.
Dr. Rich conducts research and supports computer science teachers across K-12, with a focus on the K-8 grade band. She is particularly interested in elementary CS and the integration of CS with mathematics.View Dr. Rich's full bio
Dr. Torbey believes that all children in grades K-12 should learn computer science. It empowers students to be creators instead of just consumers in our digital age.
Alexsandra Galanis believes all K-12 students should have equitable access to CS education. She is passionate about breaking barriers that inhibit students from attaining access to high-quality CS education and increasing students’ interest in learning computer science.
Dr. Burns' computer science interests are collaborating with districts and research partners to expand CS into lower grades and more content areas.
Senior TA Consultant
Dr. Brors' research interests are increasing work-based learning opportunities, especially apprenticeships, to bridge students and seekers to careers in tech; and advancing and incorporating virtual simulation learning to expand employer's capacity to build the needed workforce at a higher scale.View Dr. Brors' full bio
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
- Special Interest Group Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
Catherine. Jacques conducts research and design professional learning supports for teachers that help advance their careers, including alternate endorsements or licensure in areas like CS. She also works on projects focused on personalized learning and use of technology in instruction.View Ms. Jacques' full bio
Dr. Knudson's work focuses on the district role in school improvement. He is particularly interested in system-level strategies to understand and support access to CS at scale, especially for students who have not historically been represented in CS courses and careers.View Dr. Knudson's full bio
Dr. Lemmer began as a science teacher who had computer science added to her plate and had to learn quickly how computer science can support student learning in science, math, and ELA. Her work focuses on helping teachers (and by extension students) see those connections and on using CS and science to support student learning.View Dr. Lemmer's full bio
Diana Oh believes family and community supports play an important role in computer science education.
Dr. Schwarzhaupt's research interests include exploring how non-cognitive factors (e.g., efficacy) can influence the recruitment of CS teacher and the implementation of high-quality CS instruction for all students.View Dr. Schwarzhaupt's full bio
Indigenous Education Researcher
Marissa Spang's interests involve designing computer science teaching and learning in ways that align with and grow non-dominant student STEM identities and knowledges, e.g., Indigenous sciences and languages.