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Kim Darnell

Former Lecturer
Alumni (MIDS 2020)


Applications of cognitive and data science to research ethics, pedagogy, decision making, problem solving, language processing, social justice issues, and gaming


By day, I integrate linguistics, pedagogical expertise, design thinking, and data analytics to train and optimize chatbots that serve banking customers around the world. By night, I try to convince dogs they don't need more treats, offer adulting advice to my favorite college junior, co-lead an international gaming guild, and look for new ways to use cognitive and data science to facilitate accessibility and opportunity for all kinds of people. 

Before MIDS, I was on the Psychology faculty at Georgia State University in Atlanta for nearly two decades. I earned my PhD in Linguistics from the Ohio State University and was an NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.

My Capstone project was TeacherPrints (Summer 2020), with Anna Jacobson, Lee Moore, and Tim Slade.  This project is in continued development and was recognized with a $25,000 Catalyst award in the Futures Forum on Learning Tools Competition in March 2021.


Last updated:

April 20, 2024