LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
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
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.
Chris is actively recruiting research collaborators and doctoral students in the 2020-2021 year. If you are a graduate student at UB, or thinking about becoming one, he would be delighted to speak with you.