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Aleata Hubbard

Aleata Hubbard is a Senior Research Associate in WestEd’s Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) program.

Hubbard is committed to improving the learning and teaching of computing. Her research focuses on understanding and documenting the knowledge educators develop around how to teach computing, particularly at the secondary school level. She also conducts external program evaluations for organizations in the areas of informal and alternative pathways into computing and professional learning for high school and community college instructors.

In addition to research and program evaluation, Hubbard designs and implements systems to clean, organize, and summarize data for large-scale education studies and program monitoring.

Her recent publications include “Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Computing Education: A Review of the Research Literature” (2018) in Computer Science Education, and “Professional Learning in the Midst of Teaching Computer Science” published in the Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research.

She received a BS in computer science and French & francophone studies from Carnegie Mellon University; studied abroad at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; and completed an MA and PhD in learning sciences from Northwestern University.