Headshot of Mike Karlin.

Mike Karlin, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor and Director of Snap Inc. Institute for Technology and Education
 Liberal Studies
Email: mkarlin@csudh.edu
(310) 243-2706

Contact Preference: Any

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science Education, Broadening Participation in Computer Science Education, STEM Education, Education Technology, Professional Development

Professional Background

Dr. Karlin is a former PK-12 STEM teacher and education technology coach. He currently supports future educators on their journey to the classroom with a focus on critical, justice-oriented STEM integration. His research centers around broadening participation in STEM and computer science, as well as leveraging instructional design and education technology to increase access and equity.

He also serves as the director of the Snap Inc. Institute for Technology and Education (SITE) at CSUDH. SITE’s mission centers joy within computer science education while also challenging the ways technology perpetuates harm and systems of oppression.


Ph.D., Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University

M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas

B.S., Secondary Biology Education, University of Kansas

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