Matthew X. Curinga

Curriculum Vitae


New York, NY

Teachers College, Columbia University
EdD Instructional Technology & Media
Dissertation: Social software and the struggle for freedom
Sponsor: Robbie McClintock

New York, NY

Teachers College, Columbia University
MA Computing and Education

Waterville, ME

Colby College
BA English Literature
cum laude, honors in major

AY 1991-1992
Cork City, Ireland

Academic positions

New York

Adelphi University
Program in Educational Technology, College of Education and Health Sciences Associate Professor, 2016-present
Program Director, 2011-2014, 2016-present
Assistant Professor, 2010-2016

2001, 2007-08
New York, NY

Selected articles & chapters

Curinga, M. (2016). The MOOC and the Multitude. Educational Theory, 66(3), 369–387.

Curinga, M., & Saravanos, A. (2016). Mobile First Instructional Design. In D. Mentor (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms. IGI Global.

De Freitas, E., & Curinga, M. (2015). New materialist approaches to the study of language and identity: Assembling the posthuman subject. Curriculum Inquiry, 45(3), 249–265.

Curinga, M., & Auchter, K. (2015). Designing PyTutor: A Social Tutor to Support Computer Science Education Through Collaborative Study. In Lindwall, P. Häkkinen, T. Koschman, P. Tchounikine, & S. Ludvigsen (Eds.), Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2015 (Vol. 2, pp. 833–834). Gothenburg, Sweden: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Curinga, M. (2014). Critical analysis of interactive media with software affordances. First Monday, 19(9).

Sullivan, I., Garrison, J. R., & Curinga, M. (2011). Wikiotics: the interactive language instruction Wiki. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (pp. 223–224).

Selected Presentations

Curinga, M. (2018). Video games for learning in computer science education. British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annula Conference 2018. Northumbria University, Newcastle, England, September 11-13, 2018.

Carlin, M., & Curinga, M. (2017). Educating against capitalism and corporatization through cooperative schooling. Presented at Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today: On the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Capital, Hofstra University, New York.

Curinga, M. (2014). Networks, design, and solidarity. The Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (US), Salt Lake City, May 29-31, 2014.

Curinga, M. (2012). To know is not important: Ivan Illich and Jacques Rancière’s relational pedagogy. Presented at The 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Curinga, M. (2011). Building the learning commons: education as the work of producing open learning materials. Mobility shifts: an international future of learning summit. The New School, New York, October 10-16, 2011.

Saravanos, A., & Curinga, M. Lessons learned from using a wiki as a course management system. Presented at The 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). Milwaukee, WI, USA, March 10-13, 2010.

Curinga, M. (2009) Wikipedia and Jacques Rancière’s philosophy of radical equality. Proceedings of Wikimania 2009, academic track.

Kleifgen, J., Curinga, M., and Kaun, K. (2008) STEPS to literacy for emergent bilinguals: integrating web-based and curricular support for Latino middle-school writers. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2008. San Francisco.

Grants & Funded Research



Mapping school buildings using sensory ethnographic methods: A district-wide study of school architecture and spatial justice
Spencer Foundation Large Grant
co-Pis: Elizabeth de Freitas, Laura Kurgan, and Matthew X. Curinga



Spatial Justice as a Bridge to Responsible Computing
Mozilla Foundation Responsible Computing Challenge
co-Pis: Suraj Uttamchandani, Matthew X. Curinga, and John Drew



Adelphi STEAM pipeline (ASP): Preparing next generation science teachers, Phase II
National Science Foundation Noyce Program
PI: Tracy Hogan, co-Pis: Cindy Maguire, Matthew X. Curinga, Elizabeth de Freitas



BLAST: Bilingual Language Assessment and Skills Tracker
National Science Foundation I-Corps
Rocio Raña (technical lead), Evgeniya Maryutina (entrepreneurial lead), Matthew X. Curinga (industry mentor)



Curriculum Innovation on STEAM and Educator beliefs on teaching and learning
Adelphi University: Dean’s Initiative
co-PIs: Tracy Hogan, Cindy Maguire, Matthew X. Curinga, Elizabeth de Freitas



Computational number sense in middle school mathematics: Creative approaches to algorithmic problem solving
National Science Foundation
co-PIs: Elizabeth de Freitas, Lee Stemkoski, Matthew X. Curinga, Dominic Klyve, Rebecca Rufo-Tepper



Algorithms, accountability and the ethics of education research: Interrogating digital research methods
AERA Educational Research Conference Proposal
co-Pis: Elizabeth de Freitas (chair), Matthew X. Curinga, Stephanie Daza, Ezekiel Dixon-Román, & Patti Lather



Mobile Cases for Peer-to-peer learning
Institute for Educational Studies
PI: Matthew X. Curinga



Robotics for Programming
Adelphi University Instructional Technology Grant
PI: Matthew X. Curinga



Wikiotics Design Research
Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant
PI: Matthew X. Curinga

Awards & Honors

Excellence in Teaching for Tenured Faculty

University-wide award for excellence in teaching with monetary compensation

Adelphi Teaching Fellows

Selected for faculty cohort to develop a service learning course for computer science education

K-12 Education Teaching Experience


New York, NY

Computer Curriculum Corporation (now Pearson Education)
Educational Technology Consultant, Public School District 32, Brooklyn

Fall 1996

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Alternative Education Center
ESL Teacher (grades 9-12)


Los Angeles, Houston, Arkansas

Teach For America
Corps Member, Curriculum Consultant and Instructor for Summer Institute


Grady, Arkansas

Grady Public Schools
Bilingual/ESL Teacher (P-12), District Migrant Education Coordinator

Professional Software Development Experience

New York, NY

Lead Software Developer

New York, NY

Nielsen / IAG Research
Lead Programmer, Web Applications

New York, NY

Crisp Wireless
Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer

New York, NY

Sohonet (later RunTime Technologies)