Andrew Marotta is a D.Phil candidate in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. He holds an A.A. in Social Sciences from Broward Community College, and a B.A. in Individualized Studies from the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, New York University and an M.A. and Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology and School Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Andrew’s research interests include social and emotional learning, peer mentorship, existential therapy / philosophy, curriculum design for school counselors, and applied ethics in computer science. Andrew’s thesis examines how literature and philosophy can be used to nurture social and emotional learning through group counseling among high school students. He has also worked as a school counselor, teaching artist, and curriculum designer.
Presently, Andrew is designing joint humanities and applied ethics workshops for computer and data science college majors, using social and emotional learning concepts as the pedagogical foundation.