Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
Ed.D., Harvard University
Christine Greenhow is an associate professor of educational psychology and educational technology. Her research focuses on learning in social media contexts such as online social networks, from learning sciences, learning technologies and new literacy studies perspectives, and with the goal of improving theory, practice and policy. Her work aims to increase our understanding of the intellectual and social practices occurring in online, popular culture-inspired environments, analyze how those practices align, contradict or herald strategies, skills and dispositions valued in formal education, and use these insights to design more engaging spaces for learning. Formerly an assistant professor at the University of Maryland and a former high school teacher, Greenhow completed postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota, earning the university's Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award. She was a visiting fellow at the Information and Society Project at Yale University, and is currently working on a book about social media, global education and policy. Her work has been featured in local, national and international news media. She has been active in educational reform efforts and is the co-founder of an award-winning educational non-profit.