Christina Gardner-McCune

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Florida

Dr. Christina Gardner-McCune is an Assistant Professor in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Department at University of Florida. Her research focuses on studying how people learn and apply computing in K-12 classrooms and after-school programs. Over the past eight years, she has been actively engaged in efforts to broaden participation in computing through computing education research. Her research lab has developed several CS curricula and assessments for K-12 students in Cyber-security, Robotics, Mobile App Development, Game Design, and Introductory programming. Using these curricula, she collaborates with schools and community organizations to offer after-school and summer camp programs for K-12 students.

Dr. Gardner-McCune is the co-chair of the AI for K-12 Initiative ( The AI for K-12 Initiative is creating national guidelines that define what students should know about AI and be able to do with AI. She served on the College Board’s Advance Placement Computer Science Principles Exam Development Committee 2013 – 2016.


  • 2014–present
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Florida