Marcia Linn
Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education
(510) 643-6379

Research Expertise and Interest

technology, learning, mathematics, science, education, science teaching, gender equity, design of learning environments


Marcia C. Linn is professor of development and cognition specializing in education in mathematics, science, and technology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and Association for Psychological Science. She directs the NSF-funded Technology-enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) center. Board service includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science board, the Graduate Record Examination Board of the Educational Testing Service, the McDonnell Foundation Cognitive Studies in Education Practice board, and the Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences. Her books include Computers, Teachers, Peers (2000), and Internet Environments for Science Education (2004). Awards include the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Award for Lifelong Distinguished Contributions to Science Education and the Council of Scientific Society Presidents first award for Excellence in Educational Research.

In Research News

Marcia Linn, professor at UC Berkeley's School of Education
June 2, 2015

Gender stereotyping in which men are more strongly associated with science than women has been found in some unlikely countries, with the Netherlands leading the list and the United States in the middle at 38th.

October 13, 2010

A large-scale analysis of existing research reinforces the growing consensus that the mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal. The study team, including Marcia Linn, Berkeley professor of education, reviewed 242 research articles assessing the math skills of nearly 1.3 million people.

January 11, 2010

Marcia Linn, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of education known for exploring the teaching and learning of science and their connection to gender, is offering proof once again that girls' math abilities are just as good as boys'.

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