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About Me

I conduct research at the intersection of the learning sciences, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. In my work, I partner with learners, teachers, and community organizations to design technology-enabled STEM learning experiences.


In 2022, I joined the University of Pittsburgh. I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Information with a joint appointment as a Research Scientist with the Learning Research and Development Center. Prior to joining Pitt, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder (2020) and a Bachelor of Software Engineering from Auburn University (2015). I was named a 2021 - 2022 Emerging Scholar by the International Society of the Learning Sciences.


I am recruiting! I am recruiting PhD students to work on projects related to STEM education, equity in teaching and learning, and technologies for social change. I also welcome masters and undergraduate students in my lab. If you are interested, send me an email at angelas [at] pitt [dot] edu.

Research Interests


Learning Technologies for Justice and Equity

I study how learning technologies can support the agency of learners and teachers.


Cognition and Social Dynamics in Learning

I use mixed-methods to understand the cognitive and social dynamics of learning.


Artificial Intelligence in Education

I create multimodal AI systems for STEM learning contexts.

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