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Teya Rutherford

Teomara (Teya) Rutherford is an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Delaware School of Education. Her research focuses on the affordances of digital technologies for improving educational opportunities and for providing insights into student learning and motivational processes. For this work, she partners closely with educators and platform developers to ensure that goals, methods, and communication of results are meaningful and interpretable by stakeholders. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been published in outlets such as Contemporary Educational Psychology, Learning and Instruction, and Computers and Education. Her most recent National Science Foundation-funded project examines students’ in-the-moment motivations and emotions as they work within a digital mathematics learning tool. Teya received her PhD in Learning, Cognition, and Development from the University of California, Irvine, her JD from Boston University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Computers in the Classroom from Florida International University.

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