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.
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.