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Aria Chernik

Duke University
Associate Professor of the Practice
Aria Chernik, JD, PhD, is a learner-centered educator, community-engaged researcher, and long-time activist working to transform education for a more equitable and flourishing world. Aria has been a faculty member at Duke University since 2008, and is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the Social Science Research Institute and a core faculty member at Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Duke. Aria’s teaching and research focus on liberatory education, equity-centered design and innovation, ethical technology and society, open education, and philosophies of justice. Aria’s work also encompasses designing transformative professional development experiences in the education sector and co-creating open-access, equity-centered, and project-based computing and technology-related curricula with K-12 educators. Aria has over twenty-five years of experience teaching K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and professional learners.