Chris Proctor

Chris is an assistant professor of Learning Sciences at University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education. A former secondary English and Computer Science teacher, Chris has also worked as a software developer. His research is focused on computational literacies, a reframing of K-12 computer science which centers the worlds and concerns of marginalized youth.

As a former secondary English and computer science teacher, Chris is developing the pedagogical content knowledge needed for interdisciplinary K-12 computer science pedagogy. In his dissertation research, Chris developed a literacy-based approach to teaching computer science using Unfold Studio, a web application for interactive storytelling.


Chris has extensive experience conducting mixed-methods educational research, including participatory design-based research, data science (specialty in natural language processing), and computational social science. Chris is available for speaking, consulting, professional development, and software development. For more details, please see his curriculum vitae.