UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Sadhana Puntambekar each were recently elected as a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS).
Both are faculty members with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology, and the honor is in recognition of their “substantial contributions to the learning sciences.”
Nathan, who is director of the Center on Education and Work within the School of Education, was one of the four founding officers of ISLS in 2002. His research and teaching focuses on basic learning theory and research methods for understanding and improving instruction and student reasoning in mathematics, engineering and STEM more broadly. He currently serves on the editorial board for the flagship journal of the society, The Journal of the Learning Sciences.
Nathan also was co-chair of the Program Committee for the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) held in Madison in 2013, and he is co-author with Keith Sawyer of the chapter, “Foundations of Learning Sciences” for the 2014 second edition of “The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences.”