Caro Williams-Pierce

Assistant Professor
OFFICE: ED 114BCaro Williams-Pierce
PHONE: (518) 442-5005
FAX: (518) 442-5008

Dr. Caroline “Caro” Williams-Pierce is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Theory & Practice at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Caro specializes in designing and analyzing technology for mathematical play, with a particular focus on how players construct mathematical understandings through playing videogames. In her research, she considers principles of embodied cognition, perception as a mechanism for grounding mathematical understandings, the role of productive failure, the player’s experiences when embedded in digital media, and the oft-missed playfulness inherent in mathematical problemsolving.

Caro has “shipped” multiple digital media products, presented at various conferences, and published in diverse journals.


Curriculum Vitae