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Jonathan Cohen

Assistant Professor    

Ph.D. in Education, University of Virginia, 2014
M.A. in Literature, University of Maryland, 2001
B.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 1997


Instructional technology
Technology and literacy
Technology and reading comprehension
Neural networks
Advanced manufacturing technologies


Jonathan Cohen is an assistant professor in the College of Education & Human Development’s Learning Technologies Division. His work explores how technology can be used to transform student learning in elementary and secondary classrooms. This interest has taken his research into a variety of content domains, and with technologies as diverse as neural networks and 3-D printing.

Cohen received his bachelor’s degree in English language and literature, with distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1999; his master’s degree in English from the University of Maryland in 2001; and his doctorate in education from the University of Virginia in 2014. He has worked in a variety of educational contexts, in roles ranging from director of the Laboratory School for Advanced Manufacturing in Charlottesville, Va., to school improvement consultant, to secondary English teacher. He currently serves as the chair of the English Education special interest group of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education and is a member of the Technology Committee of the International Reading Association.