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I am an Assistant Professor of Educational Communication and Technology in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. I am a member of the Media and Games Network (MAGNET), and director of the RIDDLE Lab, a group focused on designing and researching technologies to support learning, teaching, and collaboration.
Previously, I was a lecturer at the 
Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of California, Berkeley, and a postdoctoral scholar on two NSF-funded projects: Visualizing to Integrate Science Learning for All Learners (VISUAL), and Continuous Learning and Automated Scoring in Science (CLASS). These projects, directed by Marcia Linn, both involve technology design, classroom-based research, and teacher professional development around Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE).

I am especially interested in the cognitive, collaborative, and design issues involved in learning from digital visual representations, such as in how concepts are symbolized and interpreted; how representational tools can mediate collaboration; and how to design technology-enhanced environments and interactions that support meaningful engagement with information.
As a lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, I taught Scientific Thinking and Learning for PhD students and preservice teachers in the Master's and Credential in Science and Mathematics Education (MACSME) program; and Technology in the Secondary English Classroom for preservice teachers in the Multicultural Urban Secondary English (MUSE) Master's and Credential program. I also organized a weekly colloquium sponsored by the Cognition and Development and the Studies in Engineering Science And Mathematics Education (SESAME) programs.
My PhD is in the Learning Sciences under the advisement of David H. Uttal at Northwestern University. I have a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Windsor, and an M.Sc. in Biomedical Communications from the University of Toronto. Prior to my PhD, I was a professional medical illustrator at INVIVO, which produces games, illustrations, animations, and multimedia for global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
cmatuk [at] nyu [dot] edu
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