Nikki Lobczowski

Post-Doc, Drs. Walker/Nokes-Malach

Research Interests

Dr. Lobczowski is a postdoctoral associate working on an NSF-funded project that investigates the factors underlying effective collaborative learning with a teachable robot. Nikki brings her Learning Sciences and math education backgrounds to an interdisciplinary team that combines expertise from computer science, human-computer interaction, and psychology.

Related Research Areas

Learning Technology Motivation & Engagement

Recent Publications

Asano, Y., Litman, D., Mingzhi Yu, Lobczowski, N., Nokes-Malach, T., Kovashka, A., & Walker, E. (2022). Comparison of Lexical Alignment with a Teachable Robot in Human-Robot and Human-Human-Robot Interactions. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Edinburgh, UK. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Steele, C., Lobczowski, N., Davison, T., Yu, M., Diamond, M., Kovashka, A., Litman, D., Nokes-Malach, T., & Walker, E. (2022). It takes two: Examining the effects of collaborative teaching of a robot learner. In: Rodrigo, M.M., Matsuda, N., Cristea, A.I., Dimitrova, V. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Education. Posters and Late Breaking Results, Workshops and Tutorials, Industry and Innovation Tracks, Practitioners’ and Doctoral Consortium. AIED 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13356. Springer, Cham.

Lobczowski, N. G. (2022). Capturing the formation and regulation of emotions incollaborative learning: The FRECL coding procedure. Frontiers in Psychology.

Nikki Lobczowski's Google Scholar profile

News and Awards

Kudos to Nikki Lobczowski who has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Learning Sciences Program, Department of Education and Counselling, of McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Nikki is currently a Postdoctoral fellow working with Tim Nokes-Malach and Erin Walker. She will begin teaching at McGill in January 2023.

November 14, 2022

Kudos to LRDC Senior Scientist Christian Schunn, LRDC Post Doc Nikki Lobczowski (Early Career Scholar), and Alum Matt Bernacki, currently at University of North Carolina School of Education, for recognition as highly productive scholars in educational psychology.

September 12, 2022


Nikki Lobczowski joins host Dr. Jeff Greene on the APA Division 15 podcast to discuss her recent Educational Psychologist article, “Bridging gaps and moving forward: Building a new model for socioemotional formation and regulation.”

October 4, 2021


Kudos to Nikki Lobczowski, post-doc working with Erin Walker, Diane Litman, and Timothy Nokes-Malach, for receiving the prestigious Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award from Division 15 (Educational Psychology) for “Building from the Inside Out: The Formation and Regulation of Emotions in Collaborative Learning.” More about Lobczowski’s work here, and award details here. Congrats Nikki!

September 27, 2021


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