Ananya Matewos is an assistant professor of education at St. Norbert College. She was previously an education researcher at Temple University's Science Learning Research Group. She is interdisciplinary scholar studying motivation and cognition at the intersection of teaching and learning, with a particular focus on social emotions as they relate to instructional interactions and motivational outcomes. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California. Matewos has also taught special education in Minnesota.