Kurt VanLehn is the Diane and Gary Tooker Chair for Effective Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He received a Ph. D. from MIT in 1983 in Computer Science, was a post-doc at BBN and Xerox PARC, joined the faculty of Carnegie-Mellon University in 1985, moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 and joined ASU in 2008. He founded and co-directed two large NSF research centers (Circle; the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center). He has published over 125 peer-reviewed publications, is a fellow in the Cognitive Science Society, and is on the editorial boards of Cognition and Instruction and the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Dr. VanLehn's research focuses on intelligent tutoring systems, classroom orchestration systems, and other intelligent interactive instructional technology.
- My wife, Micki Chi, is a Professor of Education, ASU
- My daughter, Michelle Chase, is an Assistant Professor of History at Bloomfield College. She has just published a book, Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Polictics in Cuba, 1951-1962.
- Her husband, Vinod Menon, is a Professor of Physics at The City College of New York.
- My daughter, Catherine Chase, is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Studies at Teacher College, Columbia University.
- Her husband, Adam Royalty, is a Lead Research Investigator at the Stanford D.School.
- My son, Reid Van Lehn, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- His wife, Nicole Kavanaugh recently earned her Ph. D. from MIT in Microbiology and is now a Protein Purification Scientist at Aldevron