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Connor Bain

Assistant Professor of Instruction


2145 Sheridan Rd
Tech L373
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Computer Science

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PhD in Computer Science and Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

BSCS in Computer Science (Hons), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

BS in Mathematics (Hons), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Research Interests

The world is becoming increasingly computational and computing skills are now a necessity. Yet we are not teaching them effectively or equitably. My research seeks to understand how to support learners in developing authentic computational thinking skills across all disciplines. There are three major avenues to this research: designing meaningful activities for learners, supporting teachers in increasingly computer-focused classrooms, and analyzing, computationally and otherwise, student work in order to measure learning gains.