Bio: PhD candidate and Doctoral research fellow, Cognitive Studies (Intelligent technologies) at Teachers College, Columbia University Currently a Doctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, working for Dr. Ryan Baker. Jeanine holds a Masters in Educational Theatre, Colleges and Communities, from the Steinhardt School, New York University (2012), and a Masters in Drama Studies from Johns Hopkins University (1997). She is an alumna of the Actors Theatre of Louisville's intern program (1997), having studied directing with founding Artistic Director, Jon Jory. At present, Jeanine is both an adjunct instructor in the English Language Institute at Sacred Heart University and working with the Army Research Lab and Dr. James Lester's lab at North Carolina State University on the effect of affect while engaged in computer based tutors and simulated training in care under fire and tactical field care. Her areas of interest in research include exploring the notions of embodied cognition and surrogate embodied cognition; using educational theatre to support game based, simulated learning and develop socio-emotional literacy and reading comprehension; college readiness and urban teen involvement in after school drama programs to support cognitive skills necessary for college attainment and success. At NYU, she studied Educational theatre and English. While at NYU, she created an after-school program in Process Drama for children with special needs at Villa Marie School in Stamford, CT. Jeanine also developed programming and workshops for the Fairfield County community at the Fairfield Museum and Historical Center, including an 10 minute play festival promoting the works for established and emerging playwrights in the greater tri-state area.

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