Nikki Lobczowski

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

Director, McGill CREATE (Collaborative Regulation of Emotions and Adaptive Technologies for Education) Research Lab

Nikki Lobczowski
Contact Information
Address: 

Education Building
3700 rue McTavish
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2
Canada

Email address: 
nikki.lobczowski [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-5240
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Biography: 

Dr. Lobczowski is an Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences program in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology for the Faculty of Education at McGill University. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Learning, Research, and Development Center (LRDC) at The University of Pittsburgh and at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a specialization in the Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies. Her dissertation, Building from the Inside Out: The Formation and Regulation of Emotions in Collaborative Learning, received the 2021 Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award from Division 15 of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Lobczowski’s research focuses on designing and studying context-sensitive interventions for collaborative settings that incorporate cutting-edge technologies and analytic methods using a social regulation of learning framework. Her recent work involves investigating the dyadic differences that impact collaborative learning, examining emotional regulation strategies in a project-based learning environment, creating a theoretical model of the formation and regulation of emotions in collaborative learning, and designing technologies to support students and teachers in secondary school math contexts.

Program: 
  • Learning Sciences
  • M.Ed. Concentrations
  • Health Professions Education
Degree(s): 

Ph.D. Education (Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
Virginia Tech, United States of America

B.Sc. Mathematics
Virginia Tech, United States of America

Areas of expertise: 
  • Design-based research
  • Collaborative learning
  • Educational technologies
  • Learning analytics
  • Social regulation of learning
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Emotions
  • Qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods
  • Math education
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

2023
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant
McGill University

2023
Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grant
McGill University

2023
Best Poster Award
Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference

2022
Top Producing Early Career Scholar in Educational Psychology Journals from 2015 to 2021
Fong et al., Educational Psychology Review

2021
Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award
American Psychological Association Division 15

Graduate supervision: 

Accepting Masters and Ph.D. students for 2023-24

Please check the CREATE Lab website for more information about joining our lab!

Selected publications: 
  • Lobczowski, N. G. (2022). Capturing the formation and regulation of emotions in collaborative learning: The FRECL coding procedure. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Lobczowski, N. G., Lyons, K., Greene, J. A., & McLaughlin, J. E (2021). Socioemotional regulation strategies in a project-based learning environment. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 65, 101968.
  • Lyons, K., Lobczowski, N. G., Greene, J. A., McLaughlin, J. E. (2021). Using a design-based research approach to develop and study a web-based tool to support collaborative learning. Computers & Education, 161.
  • Wolcott, M. D. & Lobczowski, N. G. (2021). Using cognitive interviews and think-aloud protocols to understand thought processes. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 13(2), 181-188.
  • Lobczowski, N. G. (2020). Bridging the gaps and moving forward: Building a new model for socioemotional formation and regulation. Educational Psychologist, 55(2), 53-68.
  • Lobczowski, N. G., Allen, E. M., Firetto, C. M., Greene, J. A., & Murphy, P. K. (2020). An exploration of social regulation of learning during scientific argumentation discourse. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 63, 101925.
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