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Laurie Hurson

Laurie is a PhD Candidate in the Environmental Psychology program. Her research and work falls at the intersection of digital/physical space, pedagogy, and critical university studies.  She is interested in the role that technology plays within the university and how technology shapes student learning processes.
Her dissertation is titled, “Mapping Learning Ecologies: Exploring the role of technologies and university resources in student learning processes”. Learning ecologies refers to the network of people, places, and technologies that connect the physical, social, and cultural environments that a student engages with throughout the learning process.
She is a fellow at the Teaching and Learning Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY  and a Hybrid Coordinator in Baruch College’s Center for Teaching and Learning. She is also the Coordinator for Planning and Development of OpenCUNY.org, an open-source, academic, and participatory digital medium for the CUNY Graduate Center community. Collaborating with Baruch faculty, she developed the Equality Archive, an open access resource about the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. She has taught psychology and digital media classes throughout CUNY.
Laurie completed her Masters thesis at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her project explored how individuals’ engaged in large-scale lifestyle changes to live more simply. Through interviews with individuals engaged in “simple living” she examined how the process of making major lifestyle changes shaped individuals’ interactions with their surrounding environment.

Research Interests: transactional relationship with the environment, [digital/physical] learning environments, learning ecologies, networks, critical pedagogies, critical university studies, science and technology studies,

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