Joanna Goode, College of Education

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Joanna Goode, Sommerville Knight Professor

Practice Areas: STEM, Computer Science, Equity, Access and Inclusion in Education

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Joanna Goode is an academic expert in STEM, and equity, access and inclusion in education. Her research examines how K-12 and higher education educational policies and practices have created systemic racial inequities in terms of institutional encouragement, distribution of resources, and learning opportunities that are culturally relevant and support students’ learning about computer science. Based upon research findings detailed in “Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, & Computing,” along with her experience as an urban high school teacher, Goode co-created the equity-focused Exploring Computer Science high school course, a prominent, evidence-based curriculum and professional development that reaches tens of thousands of students across the United States and Puerto Rico each year. Goode has provided expert testimony and briefings to federal and state legislative committees, has directed numerous National Science Foundation-sponsored research projects focused on broadening participation in computing, and is a committee member on the National Academy of Science’s “The Role of Authentic STEM Learning Experiences in Developing Interest and Competencies for Technology and Computing”. 

Recent Media:
It’s Computer Science Education Week: Do you know where the girls are? (Ms. Magazine, Dec. 9, 2019)
How to close the technology gender gap? A Colorado-launched effort starts with making sure stories don’t go untold (Colorado Sun, June 25, 2019)
Diversifying computer science (Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 5, 2019)
New program brings equity to Oregon’s computer science classes (Around the O, Feb. 8, 2019)