Maya Israel

Associate Professor of Educational Technology
University of Florida


Maya Israel is an associate professor of educational technology at the University of Florida. She is also the director of the Creative Technology Research Lab (CTRL). Dr. Israel’s research focuses on strategies for supporting students with disabilities and other struggling learners’ meaningful engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with emphases on computational thinking and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). She is the principal investigator of two National Science Foundation (NSF) projects including Project TACTIC: Teaching All Computational Thinking through Inclusion and Collaboration, which focuses on accessible and inclusive computer science instruction. She also works with multiple school districts on meaningfully including all learners in K-8 computer science education.