University at Buffalo

Christopher Proctor

Christopher 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
proctor5@buffalo.edu


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.

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.


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)
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.
News:

    Contact Information

    505 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-2455
    proctor5@buffalo.edu