UPDATE: As of January 2019, I am starting a new position as an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. My new website can be found here: http://erinwalker.owlstown.com/


My research uses interdisciplinary methods to improve the design and implementation of educational technology, and then to understand when and why it is effective. Broadly, I am interested in research in intelligent tutoring systems, computer-supported collaboration, tangible learning environments, technology for the developing world, and human-computer interaction.

Prior to January 2013, I was a Computing Innovations Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University with Win Burleson. I completed my PhD in 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University in Human-Computer Interaction, under the supervision of Ken Koedinger and Nikol Rummel. My undergraduate degree is a B.Sc. (Honors) from the University of Manitoba in 2004 in both Computer Science and Psychology.