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Cynthia D'Angelo

  • Ph.D.
  • Education Researcher
  • SRI International
  • 12PublicationsNumber of items in Cynthia's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 34Followers

Recent publications

  • Epistemic Network Analysis: An alternative analysis technique for complex STEM thinking

    • D'Angelo C
    • Clark D
    • Shaffer D
  • Scaffolding vector representations for student learning inside a physics game

    • D'Angelo C

Professional experience

Education Researcher

SRI International

July 2012 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Wisconsin - Madison

July 2010 - July 2012(2 years)



Arizona State University

August 2004 - July 2010(6 years)


Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego

September 1999 - June 2003(4 years)


Cynthia D’Angelo is currently a researcher with the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. Most recently, she was a post doc and the Research Director of the Epistemic Games Group at the University of Wisconsin – Madison working with David Williamson Shaffer. (For more on epistemic games, please see: She has a background in physics and science education. Cynthia has always been interested in improving science instruction and most recently, using simulations and games to help facilitate learning in science domains. Among other things, she is interested in finding new ways of visualizing complex data streams from online learning environments and in how students make use of multimedia representations of scientific concepts in games. Her dissertation work at Arizona State University with Douglas Clark involved looking at how students’ understanding of vectors, vector addition, and Newtonian mechanics was mediated by representations and scaffolding questions in a specially designed game. (For more on this game, please see:


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