Camillia Matuk is Assistant Professor in NYU Steinhardt's Educational Communication and Technology program, and director of RIDDLE. She serves as an Associate Editor for Instructional Science, a member of the editorial board of the International Journal for Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL), and a member of the Education Committee for the International Society for the Learning Sciences. She is also co-chair of the C2 ICCE Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and Learning Sciences, a sub-conference of the International Conference for Computers in Education, of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE).
Currently, Camillia's research explores how community-engaged inquiry learning experiences can expand the ways that learners engage with and understand the world, and empower them to address issues that matter to them. She is especially interested in how these learning experiences can be enriched with technology, storytelling, and the arts, and in how they can be made achievable in school contexts, including middle school, high school, and university. She uses mixed methods that draw on design-based research (DBR) and design-based implementation research (DBIR), and that include co-designing with practitioners, pre/post assessment designs, quasi-experiments, participant interviews, learner-generated artifact analyses, and case studies.
Camillia's earlier research involved designing and studying the impacts of classroom-based, online technologies on middle school students' science inquiry learning; designing teacher professional development; and investigating people's sense-making of narrative-based scientific representations (e.g., comics, animations, diagrams).
Camillia's projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, and have been presented at conferences of the International Society for the Learning Sciences (ICLS), the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Educational Research (AERA), and at other conferences in psychology, visualization, games, and the cognitive sciences. Her work has been recognized with a 2013 Outstanding Research Presentation Award from the AERA Design & Technology SIG; a 2015 Best Design Paper Award, and a 2019 Best Paper nomination, both from the International Conference for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL).
From 2008-2010, Camillia held an SSHRC doctoral fellowship and a Cognitive Science Graduate Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research Projects. She was a DR-K12 CADRE Fellow from 2010-2011. Prior to joining NYU, was a postdoc with Marcia Linn on the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE), and lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. There, she taught graduate-level courses on Scientific Thinking and Learning, and Integrating Technology into Secondary English Instruction for PhD and masters and teaching credential students.
Camillia has a PhD in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. Previously, she was a medical illustrator at INVIVO in Toronto, and holds an MSc in Biomedical Communications from the University of Toronto, an OCGC in 3D Computer Animation from Sheridan College, and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Windsor.