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Beverly P. Woolf

emeritus faculty
Research Professor
(413) 545-4265


Beverly Woolf has more than 20 years experience in educational computer science research, production of intelligent tutoring systems and development of multimedia systems. She is author of the 2009 book Building Intelligent Interactive Tutors and is the (co)author of over 150 technical papers. She has delivered tutorial, training programs and keynote addresses and served on panels in more than twenty countries.


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 1984; Ed.D., Education 1990, Massachusetts; M.S. Computer Science, Massachusetts, 1980; B.A. Physics, Smith College; Professor Woolf joined the College in 1992 and became a Research Professor in 2006. She is the Director of the Center for Knowledge Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Activities & Awards

Dr. Woolf was appointed a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013 and was on loan to the U.S. National Science Foundation. She is also a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and has delivered numerous international invited talks, served as Program Co-Chair or Executive Board Member for several conferences. She has received several awards for best paper, poster or video in a conference and has served on several journal editorial, conference review and advisory boards, including IEEE Computer and AAAI Spring Symposium.