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Colin Hennessy Elliot


Colin's research is focused on bringing a critical eye to STEM learning and the implications for teaching. His dissertation work at New York University partnered with a robotics team based at an urban engineering-focused high school to explore how learning unfolds and help imagine what it would take for a more just STEM educational future. Before pursuing a PhD, he taught high school physics in Newark, NJ, and continues to do volunteer work supporting youth in his community. He uses his experience working with youth to guide his research foci, studying the STEM education landscape with a focus on educational justice. He has expertise in video-based ethnographic methods, particularly Interaction Analysis and ethnomethodology, and participatory research methods. In his free time he enjoys cooking for his amazingly supportive wife, Teresa, and exploring the world with their young daughter.