Shannon Mooney, PhD
Shannon Mooney is a data scientist at CNDLS and a faculty member in the LDT Program, where she teaches courses related to learning analytics and research design. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from Georgetown University and a M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Toronto. She works closely with Georgetown University academic leadership and institutional analytics teams to explore and model student learning data. Her research background is in quantitative variationist sociolinguistics, with a focus on first language acquisition in socially heterogeneous communities.
Michelle N. Ohnona, PhD
Michelle Ohnona is the Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at CNDLS, and teaches sexuality studies and postcolonial theory in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. In the LDT program, her courses focus on equity and social justice, and their relationship to higher education. In addition to her academic work, she brings a background in community organizing, youth advocacy, and facilitation. Her research focuses on critical pedagogy, with attention to institutional cultures, alternative assessment models, faculty development, and speculative design.