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Faculty/Staff Profiles

Golnaz, Arastoopour Irgens

Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences

Office: 207 Tillman
Phone: (864) 656-0355
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Learning Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison 2017

M.S. Learning Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison 2012

M.A. Mathematics Education
Columbia University 2008

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2007


Dr. Arastoopour Irgens is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Director of the IDEA lab , and Co-Director of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Lab at Clemson University. She is a former middle school computer science and high school mathematics teacher. Her research focuses on (1) designing immersive, inclusive digital learning environments with a focus on engineering and computer science and (2) using learning analytics to investigate how learners make cognitive and socio-emotional connections. 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. Golnaz’s work has been published in several journals including the Journal of Women and Minorities in Education, the International Journal of Engineering Education, and the Journal of Science Education and Technology.

Courses Taught

EDF 4800 Foundations of Digital Media and Learning

Research Interests

Inclusive Digital Learning Environments
Participatory Design
Design-Based Research
Engineering, Computing, & Data Science Education
Quantitative Ethnography
Learning Analytics