Rachel Dickler
Research Scientist Level 1
Institute of Cognitive Science • NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming

Role at ICS

Rachel Dickler is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the NSF Institute for Student AI-Teaming (iSAT). Her research in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) seeks to understand how artificial intelligence can be used to support students and teachers. Specifically, she is exploring the development of tools such as a teacher dashboard that can be used to promote collaborative learning in middle school and high school classrooms.


Prior to joining the iSAT team, Rachel completed her PhD at Rutgers University in the Learning Sciences with a focus on Artificial Intelligence in Education. She examined the development as well as implementation of a STEM intelligent tutoring system and corresponding teacher dashboard. She has also conducted research in Cognitive Psychology on how individuals' spatial cognition is impacted by playing and observing video games. In addition to her research, Rachel taught in special education classrooms in New Jersey and was a coach for Special Olympics.