University at Buffalo

Chris Proctor

Chris Proctor

Assistant Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Computer Science Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Access and Equity; Assessment; Digital Media and Learning; Curriculum and Instruction; Design Experiments; Literacy; Race, Inequality, and Education; Information Science; Instructional Technology; Learning Design; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context

Contact Information
505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2455
chrisp@buffalo.edu

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Professional Summary:

Chris Proctor studies K12 Computer Science education through the disciplinary lenses of Learning Sciences and New Literacies. He is interested in the ways computational interfaces (educational technologies as well as social media) can support youth in critical identity authorship. Much of Chris's work is participatory design-based research, working with middle- and high-school students to design new technologies and then using mixed methods to study the emergent practices they support. Chris is the lead developer and researcher of Unfold Studio, a web application for reading and writing interactive stories which weave together text and code. More information about Chris's publications and activities can be found at http://chrisproctor.net.


Education and Training:
  • PhD, Stanford University, Learning Sciences and Technology Design (2020)
  • MS, Stanford University, Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence & Human-Computer Interaction) (2019)
  • MA, Stanford University, Education (Teaching English) (2007)
  • BS, Stanford University, Symbolic Systems (2006)
  • BA, Stanford University, English (2006)
Recent Publications:
Book Chapter:
  • Proctor, C. & Garcia, A. (2020). Student voices in the digital hubbub. In L. Hogg, K. Stockbridge, C. Achieng-Evensen, & S. SooHoo (Eds.), Pedagogies of With-ness: Students, Teachers, Voice, and Agency. Sterling, VA: Meyers Education Press.

Contact Information

505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2455
chrisp@buffalo.edu

View CV