- Ed.D., Education, Harvard University, 1990
- M.A., Psychology., Harvard University Extension, 1985
Teaching and Research Interests
I study the interaction of structural inequalities and belief systems that perpetuate segregation and denied access to learning, especially in STEM. My research has consistently resulted in innovative program development and partnerships in response to research findings. I am the author of two award-winning books: Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing (MIT Press, 2002), which examines the gender gap in computer science at the college level; and Stuck in the Shallow End: Education Race, and Computing (MIT Press, 2008), which discusses the daily experiences of students and teachers in three Los Angeles public high schools. Stuck in the Shallow End received the 2008 Prose Award in the Education category from the Association of American Publishers. I am the PI of the Into the Loop Alliance and Teachers are Key grants. I am also co-PI on the recently awarded NSF Math-Science Partnership grant Mobilize: Mobilizing for Innovation of Computer Science Teaching and Learning. These grants are all focused on democratizing computer science education and addressing the underrepresentation in the field.
Margolis, J. et. al. (2008). Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing (MIT Press).
Goode, J., Estrella, E., and Margolis, J. (2004). "Lost in Translation: Gender and High School Computer Science." To be published in Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray, eds., Representation of Women in Information Technology, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2006,
Goode, J. & Margolis, J. (2004). "What is computer science, anyway?: Deepening urban teachersÌ understandings of computer science and working towards an engaging pedagogy." Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 2004 (1), 814-19. [Online]. Available Online
Margolis, J. and Holme, J. (2003). "The Computer Science Pipeline in Urban High Schools: Access to What? For Whom?" In IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Fall 2003.
Margolis, J. and Fisher, A. (2002). Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing. Cambridge: MIT Press.