Dr Florence R. Sullivan is a professor of learning technology and chair of the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies department in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Creativity, technology, and learning: Theory for classroom practice, published by Routledge Press in 2017. Dr Sullivan currently serves as an associate editor for the interdisciplinary journal ACM Transactions on Computing Education. Her research focusses on middle school (ages 11–14) student’s collaborative learning with constructionist-based, computational media including LEGO robotics and Scratch. She has published over 30 papers on this topic in the last 10 years. She is especially interested in researching effective curricular and pedagogical means of supporting girls’ and other underrepresented groups’ learning with these computational media. Her research work is supported by the US-based National Science Foundation.