Dr. Colin Ackerman

Research Associate
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Dr. Colin Ackerman is a Research Associate at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) where he supports the research-practice partnership and curriculum review teams. His research interests include participatory methods, SEL in digital spaces, identity formation in digital spaces, public pedagogy, and the role of technology in the ecosystem of the K12 classroom. Colin's work has been published in the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, the Journal of Children and Media, and as book chapters in edited volumes. Prior to pursuing a career in research, he taught early elementary in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Colin earned his B.A. in Mass Communication from Miami University, his M.Ed in Instructional Practice from Lipscomb University, and his Ph.D. in Digital Media Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.