DevTech Team: Elizabeth R. Kazakoff

Elizabeth (Niro) Kazakoff

Elizabeth is PhD candidate in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development. Her research focuses on the use of new technologies in early childhood.

Elizabeth spent her first two years with the DevTech Research Group working with the Tangible Kindergarten project, where she focused on the link between programming robots and sequencing. She is currently working on the ScratchJr project where she explores self-regulation and sequencing as they relate to learning how to code in early childhood. Her theoretical work focuses on defining digital literacy more accurately for use in early childhood.

Elizabeth earned her B.S in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and M.Ed. in Psychological Studies from Cambridge College. She has worked with children and youth of all ages, in schools, summer camps, and mental health organizations.