Chris Proctor

Chris Proctor is an assistant professor of Learning Sciences at University at Buffalo (SUNY) and the director of UB’s computer science teacher preparation program. Chris studies K12 Computer Science education through the disciplinary lenses of Learning Sciences and New Literacies. He is interested in how computational media can support youth in critical identity authorship, in and out of school. 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.