Diana Rhoten, Ph.D
Social Science Research Council and the National Science Foundation
Diana Rhoten is director of the Knowledge Institutions program and the Digital Media and Learning project at the Social Science Research Council. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, Diana is leading the Learning Networks pilot project in New York City, which uses a design-driven methodology to help non-formal learning institutions develop collaborative and interactive ways of crafting digital media and learning strategies. In addition to her role at the Council, Diana also spent the last two years as the founding program director of the Virtual Organizations & the CyberLearning programs at the National Science Foundation. Diana's research focuses on the social and technical conditions as well as the individual and organizational implications of different approaches to knowledge production and dissemination. She is particularly interested in the implications that geographically distributed and scientifically diverse networks pose for traditional research questions and institutions -- particularly in light of the many emerging technological capacities before us. Prior to coming to the Council, Diana was co-founder and research director of the Hybrid Vigor Institute, an assistant professor of international development and education policy at the Stanford University School of Education, and an education policy analyst for the Governor of Massachusetts.
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