Matthew X. Curinga

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Summer 2010
New York, NY

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

Spring 1999
New York, NY

Teachers College, Columbia University
MA Computing and Education

Spring 1993
Waterville, ME

Colby College
BA English Literature
cum laude, honors in major

AY 1991-1992
Cork City, Ireland

Academic positions

2010-present
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

2020
$50,000

granted, winter cohort

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

2015
$835,008

unfunded

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

2015
$34,800

unfunded

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

2013
$1,500,000

unfunded

Mobile Cases for Peer-to-peer learning
Institute for Educational Studies

2011-2012
$1,380

granted 2/21/11

Robotics for Programming
Adelphi University Instructional Technology Grant
PI

$3,440

granted 2/2/11

Wikiotics Design Research
Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant
PI

Awards & Honors

2019
Excellence in Teaching for Tenured Faculty

university-wide award for excellence in teaching with monetary compensation

2018-19
Adelphi Teaching Fellows

$1,500 grant and course release to develop innovative service learning course for computer science education

K-12 Education Teaching Experience

1996-1997

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)

1993-1996

Los Angeles, Houston, Arkansas

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

1993-1995

Grady, Arkansas

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

Professional Software Development Experience

2009-2010
New York, NY

Brainscape
Lead Software Developer

2002-2008
New York, NY

Nielsen / IAG Research
Lead Programmer, Web Applications

1999-2002
New York, NY

Crisp Wireless
Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer

1997-1999
New York, NY

Sohonet (later RunTime Technologies)
Programmer