John Pane, Ph.D.

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Senior Scientist, RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
  A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.
Former Ph.D. student, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  Graduated May 2002.

Current Research

I apply experimental and rigorous quasi-experimental methods to evaluate innovations in education, with a focus on personalized/competency-based learning, education technology, math, and science.

Current bio and publications
CV (resume)

Thesis Research

My thesis research was about making computer programming more accessible to beginners by focusing on usability in the design of languages and tools.

Publications on HANDS and earlier work

Natural Programming Project


Selected photos I have taken, including stars, nebulae, comets, and a solar eclipse