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Michael Horn

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Associate Professor of Education and Social Policy


2120 Campus Drive
Annenberg Room 336
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

617-803-5501Email Michael Horn


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Computer Science

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Ph.D. Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA

M.S. Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA

B.S. Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Research Interests

Michael S. Horn is an assistant professor at Northwestern University with a joint appointment in Computer Science and the Learning Sciences. Michael's research explores the use of emerging interactive technology in the design of novel learning experiences. His projects include the design and evaluation of a tangible computer programming language for use in science museums and early elementary school classrooms; and the design of multi-touch tabletop exhibits for use in natural history museums.

Selected Publications

  • Judy Diamond, Michael Stephen Horn, David H Uttal, “Practical Evaluation Guide”, , (2016)
  • Michael S. Horn, Brenda C. Phillips, Evelyn Margaret Evans, Florian Block, Judy Diamond, Chia Shen, “Visualizing biological data in museums”, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, (2016)
  • David Weintrop, Elham Beheshti, Michael Horn, Kai Orton, Kemi Jona, Laura Trouille, Uri Wilensky, “Defining Computational Thinking for Mathematics and Science Classrooms”, Journal of Science Education and Technology, (2016)
  • , “Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for museums and other informal education settings”, Rowman & Littlefield, (2016)
  • Horn, M. S.; Leong, Z. A.; Block, F.; Diamond, J.; Evans, E. M., “Of BATs and APEs: An Interactive Tabletop Game for Natural History Museums”, Ann Arbor, (2012)