Robbin Chapman
Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity & Inclusion, and Lecturer of Education

Associate Provost Chapman has been at Wellesley College since 2011 where she provides strategic leadership and vision for the College’s diversity, academic, and faculty initiatives.


As a member of The Partnerships for Diversity & Inclusion team, Dr. Chapman partners with her colleagues, Robin Cook-Nobles, director of the counseling service and interim director of the Office of Intercultural Education, and Carolyn Slaboden, assistant vice president and director of human resources and equal opportunity, to promote and support equity efforts across the campus. Professor Chapman works with the Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center on faculty development and student achievement issues and with academic departments as they conduct searches for new faculty members. In addition, she leads special projects on behalf of the provost's office.


Professor Chapman’s cross-disciplinary course entitled, EDUC322/CS322: Digital Technologies and Learning Communities, merges Education and Computer Science theory and praxis to create a space that encourages students to reimagine the role of computational technologies in teaching and learning .


Dr. Chapman earned her S.M degree at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Chapman’s research interests include design of computational tools for learning in public spaces, and equity issues as they relate to learning technologies and technology-driven pedagogy. Her publications include the book, The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities and chapters in Social Capital and Information Technology, Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators, and the chapter, Diversity and Inclusion in the Learning Enterprise: Implications for Learning Technologies in the forthcoming Handbook of Learning Technology by Wiley Publishers.


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