About Me


Christine Greenhow
Associate Professor
College of Education
Michigan State University
Office: 509B Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824


Dr. Christine Greenhow is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University where she was recently named a Lilly Fellow, a distinction recognizing instructional excellence and developing faculty leaders campus-wide. Formerly, she was an assistant professor in the College of Education and the School of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Studies and College of Education where she won the university’s Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award for extraordinary scholarly achievement. From 2009-2010, she was a visiting fellow in the Information & Society Project at Yale University, and is currently working on a book about education and social media. Christine earned her doctorate from Harvard University where she was a Larson Fellow. Her research focuses on learning in social media contexts and the design of networked spaces, such as social network sites and open source social networking applications, from learning sciences, new literacy studies, and learning technologies perspectives and with the goal of improving theory, practice and policy. In 2013, she received funding from the Gates Foundation, with collaborators, Nicole Ellison and Bernie Hogan to study and develop an educational Facebook app. She was the PI on the Youth and Social Media research project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Founding Chair of the Social Networks Research Collaborative, an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Minnesota. Her work has been featured in local, national and international news media. She has been active in national educational reform and policy efforts and is the co-founder of an award-winning educational non-profit.