• Gerhard Fischer (Director), is a professor of computer science, a fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the director and founder of the Center for LifeLong Learning and Design (L3D) at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a member of the Computer Human Interaction Academy and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. Fischer’s research is focused on new conceptual frameworks and new media for learning, working, and collaborating; human- computer interaction; design; meta-design; domain-oriented design environments; social creativity; distributed cognition; universal design (assistive technologies); and socio-technical environments.
  • Michael Eisenberg (Associate Director), Professor, Computer Science; Presidential Teaching Scholar; cognitive science, craft technologies, educational computing
  • Hal Eden (Associate Director), Senior Research Associate; design of next generation socio-technical environments, table-top computing environments
  • Ernesto Arias (Former Associate Director) Professor Emeritus, Architecture and Planning, Institute of Cognitive Science; technologies that support place-based education and collaborative learning communities
  • Mark Dubin Professor Emeritus, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Neurobiology); cognitive neuroscience, use of Virtual Reality in brain rehabilitation
  • Ann Eisenberg Adjunct Professor, Computer Science; Co-Director, Craft Technology Group ; creation of computational environments to enhance children’s spatial cognition.
  • Kris Gutiérrez Professor/Inaugural Provost’s Chair, School of Education; cultural dimensions of learning; social design experiments for expansive forms of learning
  • Walter Kintsch Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Science; Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), evaluating LSA- based educational software in schools
  • Clayton Lewis Professor, Computer Science; assistive technologies, user interface design, human-computer interaction, cognitive architectures
  • Alexander Repenning Research Professor, Computer Science; founder of AgentSheets Inc.; end-user programming, agent-based simulations, visual programming
  • James Sullivan Senior Research Associate; universal design, assistive technologies, innovative tools for people with cognitive disabilities


  • Jason ZietzPhD Candidate (ABD) in Computer Science and Cognitive Science; computational systems that support behavior change, impacts of mindfulness and social influences on decision making