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Growing the Research Presence, Evolving the Field, Improving Diversity

Alison is a co-director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, a professor of Mathematics Education & Learning Sciences Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science. Her research and development interests focus primarily on studying and supporting mathematics teacher learning, both practicing and prospective elementary teachers.


Mike is a co-director of UIC’s Learning Sciences Research Institute, Professor of Learning Sciences and Chemistry at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of Chemistry. His┬áprimary research interests are sex differences in scientific problem solving, the role of spatial ability in scientific expertise, and the development of educational technologies for supporting science learning.