Janet Kolodner


Regents' Professor
Computing and Cognitive Science




Janet L. Kolodner is Regents' Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, co-founder and former Executive Officer of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS, http://www.isls.org), and Founding and Emerita Editor in Chief of The Journal of the Learning Sciences. Her Learning by Design project is described at http://www.cc.gatech.edu/projects/lbd/home.html. Project-Based Inquiry Science, her middle school science curriculum, is described at http://www.its-about-time.com/pbis/pbis.html. She is currently on loan to the National Science Foundation, heading up (with Lee Zia) the new program called Cyberlearning: Transforming Education.

Research Interests: Development of identity as a scientific reasoner, technological means of promoting and mediating learning, implications and applications of cognition to education and educational technology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, case-based reasoning, novice-expert evolution, the role of experience in expert and common-sense reasoning, design cognition, creativity, design of decision-aiding tools and interactive learning environments.

Degrees:
B.S., Brandeis University, 1976 (math and computer science)
M.S., Yale University, 1977 (computer science)
Ph.D., Yale University, 1980 (computer science)

Favorites (books, hobbies, food, restaurants, music, ...):
Cooking (especially vegetarian recipes, and especially as avoidance
behavior when a proposal is due or a paper needs writing); gardening (my
vegetable garden supports my cooking habit, especially the herb garden);
chocolate; my children

Family:
Children: Orly (28 years old), Joshua (26)

Janet Kolodner
Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
85 5th St.
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0760

jlk@cc.gatech.edu