Director of Research and Accessibility, PhET Interactive Simulations • PhET Interactive Simulations
Department of Physics

Dr. Emily Moore is Director of Research and Accessibility for the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Moore conducts research on simulation design, and student use and learning with simulations in middle school and undergraduate settings. She also investigates teacher facilitation strategies for use during inquiry-based learning with simulations. Dr. Moore designs and advises research, data collection, and analysis across various instructional contexts that utilize simulations. She has extensive experience in simulation design and pedagogical use of simulations, developed through observation and analysis of hundreds of students using PhET simulations in classroom and interview settings.
Dr. Moore has authored 30 journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings in the areas of science education, educational technology, and accessibility. She has also directed teacher professional development videos, and co-designed numerous classroom activities with middle school and college teachers – available for use through the PhET website. She has experience leading multi- institutional collaborations, including accessible simulation design with national (Georgia Tech) and international partners (OCAD University, Canada), classroom activity design with college science faculty across four states (NSF DUE-1226321), as well as organizing remote data collection with middle school teacher partners in Texas (NSF DRL-1020362).