Pam Mueller – The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard Pam Mueller is a graduate student at Princeton University, and will complete her Ph.D. in social psychology in June. She received her B.S. in psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2002, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2008. Prior to law school, she worked as a press secretary for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and on Capitol Hill. Before entering graduate school, she practiced trademark, copyright, and false advertising law.
She has published on a wide range of topics, from perceptions of knowledge and intentionality in legal cases to potential issues with the use of crowdsourcing websites for experimental data collection. Her research on laptop and longhand note taking was covered by many media outlets in the U.S. and abroad, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, the BBC, and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Sharon Oviatt: Computer Interfaces Can Stimulate or Undermine Students’ Ability to Think Sharon Oviatt is internationally known for her multidisciplinary work on human-centered interfaces, educational interfaces, multimodal and mobile interfaces, pen and speech interfaces, and technology design and evaluation. She has published over 150 scientific articles in a wide range of venues. She is an Associate Editor of the main journals and edited book collections in the field of human-centered interfaces, including the journals Human Computer Interaction and ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems. She has been the recipient of a National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award for pioneering research on mobile multimodal interfaces. She also was recipient of the inaugural ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award for innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to defining the field of multimodal and multimedia interaction, interfaces, and system development.
Sharon currently serves as President and Director of Incaa Designs Nonprofit. She originally received her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Toronto. For most of her career, she has served as a professor of Computer Science, but she has also been a faculty member and taught in Psychology and Linguistics departments. In 2013, Sharon published The Design of Future Educational Interfaces (Routledge). Her latest book, The Paradigm Shift to Multimodality in Contemporary Computer Interfaces (co-authored with Phil Cohen) will be published in 2015.