Colin Ackerman

Research Associate

Colin is a part of CASEL’s Research-Practice Partnership team, supporting current research-practice projects. Additionally, he contributes to the CASEL Program Review team.

Prior to working at CASEL, Colin was a teacher at McGavock Elementary School, part of the Metro Nashville Public Schools system. He taught at the kindergarten and first-grade level as well as providing afterschool tutoring and summer academic support for upper elementary and middle school students.

Colin’s previous research focused on the role of digital media and technology in grades K-12, emphasizing the implications of instructional technology on instruction and the development of community-minded, engaged citizenship in students. His research focused on creating tools and strategies to ensure students are capable of critical thinking, collaboration, and responsible decisions.

Colin earned his doctorate in media research and practice from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his M.Ed. in instructional practice from Lipscomb University, and his bachelor’s in mass communication from Miami University. He is passionate about bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners.

Colin lives in Chicago with his wife and two dogs, Ruffalo and Wahlberg.