Joseph P. Wilson

Managing Director

Joseph ("Joey") P. Wilson (he/him) is the managing director of CS@AIR, the Center for Evolving Computer Science Education at AIR. Dr. Wilson uses his engineering, teaching, and research experience for social good; co-creates solutions with rigor and evidence from diverse sources and viewpoints; communicates in a nuanced and succinct way; and is an expert collaborator with a variety of stakeholders.

He has extensive experience with business development; managing, coaching, and leading staff; building community and cultivating strategic partnerships through the CS@AIR (housing 22 state and federally-funded CS education projects and partnerships); and leading day-to-day operations, including heading Teach For America’s STEM Initiative (reaching 3500+ STEM teachers across 53 communities in 37 states and DC) and Tata Consultancy Service’s goIT Computer Science education outreach program (reaching 4400 students and engaging 1000 corporate volunteers across 45 cities in North America).

Dr. Wilson has been the principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or project director for many current or completed federal and state STEM and CS education projects, including the Wind River Elementary Computer Science Collaborative, CS for All Teachers, Exploring Computer Science Fellows 2.0, Computer Science Micro-Credential Courses for Elementary Teachers (PI), Southern Oregon Computer Science for All, Department of Defense STEM Education Consortium, and CT4EDU.

Dr. Wilson is a former high school science teacher and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Graduate Program in Bioengineering.

Joey Wilson

Ph.D., Bioengineering, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco; M.Ed., Secondary Education (Science), Arizona State University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Florida