Florence Sullivan

Florence Sullivan

Florence Sullivan

Department Chair, Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies
Math, Science, & Learning Technologies

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W244 Furcolo


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


My research focuses on student collaborative learning with computational media. Specifically, I focus on collaborative creativity, problem solving, group dynamics and aspects of computational thinking as they manifest while playing with robotics or other computational media. My work has a special focus on understanding girls’ experiences in these settings. A secondary research focus is learning in online environments including many of the same concerns: collaboration, gender and problem solving. Finally, I am very interested in research methods. I am currently working on the development of a new research method that uses computational means to facilitate microgenetic analysis of discourse data; this work is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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