Florence Sullivan

Florence Sullivan

Florence Sullivan

Math, Science, & Learning Technologies


B.A., New College of California, 1995
M.A., San Francisco State University, 1999
Ed.M., Teachers College of Columbia University, 2001
Ph.D., Teachers College of Columbia University, 2005


The College of Education community is deeply saddened by the death of Florence Sullivan, who passed away on June 1, 2022. Read more about Florence's life. Visit our In Memoriam page.

Florence Sullivan's research focused on student collaborative learning with computational media. Specifically, she focused on collaborative creativity, problem solving, group dynamics and aspects of computational thinking as they manifest while playing with robotics or other computational media. Her work has a special focus on understanding girls’ experiences in these settings. A secondary research focus was learning in online environments including many of the same concerns: collaboration, gender and problem solving. Finally, she was very interested in research methods. She most recently worked on the development of a new research method that uses computational means to facilitate microgenetic analysis of discourse data; this work was funded by the National Science Foundation.

  • Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies