Research and Background
Mark Urban-Lurain is Associate Professor and Associate Director for Engineering Education Research in the CREATE for STEM Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Michigan State University. His research interests are in theories of cognition, how these theories inform the design of instruction, how we might best design instructional technology within those frameworks, and how the research and development of instructional technologies can inform our theories of cognition. He is the PI on the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) group, a multi-institutional collaboration that explores computerized analysis of students’ writing in large enrollment undergraduate STEM courses.