Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens
Director of the IDEA Lab
Dr. Arastoopour Irgens is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Director of the IDEA Lab at Clemson University, and Vice President of the International Society for Quantitative Ethnography. She is a former middle school computer science and high school mathematics teacher. In her design-based research, she engages in participatory methods that actively involve teachers, students, and community partners working together to co-design digital learning environments that serve their communities. In her learning analytics work, she uses quantitative ethnography, computational linguistics, and discourse networks to make sense of how learners engage with digital technologies. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Learning Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Data science is her hobby.