I am an assistant professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). I grew up in Inglewood, California and received my Ph.D. and Masters in Developmental Psychology from the UC Santa Cruz and my B.A. in Psychology from UCLA with minors in Chicana/o Studies and Education.

In my research, I take a sociocultural approach to understanding the relationship between culture, collaborative learning, and children and youths’ developing understanding of computer science. I’m especially interested in understanding the attitudes and interests of Latino and African American children and young people in computer science. On a broader level, I am interested in collaborative learning with digital technology and issues related to access and equity in the computer sciences.

CSUN Psychology Department Page http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/psychology/omar-ruvalcaba

CSUN Faculty Profile https://www.csun.edu/faculty/profiles/omar.ruvalcaba

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Psychology

    University of California, Santa Cruz

  • M.S. 2011

    Psychology

    University of California, Santa Cruz

  • B.A. 2006

    Psychology

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Minor 2006

    Chicana/o Studies

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Minor 2006

    Education

    University of California, Los Angeles