Forging a path across digital and cultural divides

Because democracy demands a computationally fluent, culturally competent citizenry


My research focuses on ways of enlarging access to the public square by helping journalists think computationally, helping computer scientists become better collaborators, and ensuring that digital media tools work better for all. My current research collaboration, CABECT: Collaborating Across Boundaries to Engage Undergraduates in Collaborative Thinking, is funded by National Science Foundation grant 1141170. The PI for the grant is Dr. S. Monisha Pulimood, chair of the TCNJ Computer Science Department.

Featured content

Most recent presentation


Collaborating Across Boundaries to Engage Journalism Students in Computational Thinking: A Progress Report from Kim Pearson

Most recent journal articles

Sarah Monisha Pulimood, Kim Pearson, and Diane C. Bates. 2016. A Study on the Impact of Multidisciplinary Collaboration on Computational Thinking. In Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 30-35.

Kathleen Webber and Kim Pearson. Community Engaged Learning in Journalism and Multimedia Courses Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC, Summer, 2015

Selected recent journalism

President Obama delivers his valedictory State of the Union Address, BlogHer, January 12, 2016

Of Margo Jefferson's "Negroland" November 15, 2015

What I learned from meeting Maya Angelou: Something is always wanting to come May 28, 2014

Tweets from the Trenton Makes Music project