Marcia C. Linn

Professor of Development and Cognition
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley

Marcia is a Professor of Development and Cognition, specializing in science and technology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She directs the Technology-enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) center and the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE).

Marcia is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). She has served as President of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Chair of the AAAS Education Section, and on the boards of the AAAS, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Graduate Record Examination, the McDonnell Foundation Cognitive Studies in Education Practice, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Education and Human Resources Directorate. She has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.

Marcia earned her PhD at Stanford University where she worked with Lee Cronbach. She spent a year in Geneva working with Jean Piaget, a year in Israel as a Fulbright Professor, and a year in London at University College. She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences three times.

Her books include Computers, Teachers, Peers (2000), Internet Environments for Science Education (2004), Designing Coherent Science Education (2008), WISE Science (2009), and Science Teaching and Learning: Taking Advantage of Technology to Promote Knowledge Integration (2011) [Chinese Translation, 2015]. She chairs the Technology, Education—Connections (TEC) series for Teachers College Press.

Selected awards include the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Award for Lifelong Distinguished Contributions to Science Education and the Council of Scientific Society Presidents first award for Excellence in Educational Research.


Marcia C. Linn
University of California, Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way, Room 4302
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670