Lynn Stephens works part time as an education researcher at the Concord Consortium and is a postdoctoral associate in the College of Education and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For the last 10 years she has observed students and teachers and analyzed how they interact with computers in physics and mathematics classrooms. Among other things, she wants to know to what extent students use the computer as an aid to develop conceptual understanding of real world phenomena.
Lynn Stephens graduated from SUNY Empire State College in 2001 with a BS in Physics. She received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Empire State College in 2004 and completed her Ed.D. in Mathematics, Science, and Learning Technologies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2012.