Dr. June Ahn is an associate professor of learning sciences and educational technology at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. His research touches on all aspects of learning technology—from the design of new tools, studies to understand learners using new media, and the broader social and institutional contexts that shape technology use for learning. His research has examined the efficacy of social media for learning, the design of alternate reality games for STEM education, online learning, and blended learning in K-12 schools.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Ahn was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park where he held a joint appointment in the College of Information Studies and College of Education. He directed the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) during his time, one of the oldest HCI labs in the country. He has also taught middle school mathematics, high school computer science, and worked as a director of technology in K-12 schools. Dr. Ahn received his Ph.D. in urban education policy from the University of Southern California, MA in computing and education from Teachers College Columbia University, and BA from Brown University in computing and education.