Gerry Stahl is emeritus professor of computing and informatics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He is a researcher in the field of Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and the Learning Sciences. He has taught, designed, analyzed and theorized about learning with technology in small groups. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Gerry Stahl was born in Wilmington, DE on March 16, 1945. He grew up outside of Philadelphia, in the town of Trevose, Bensalem township.
Stahl worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst at Temple University and Northwestern University, was a community organizer in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and then ran the Community Computerization Project to help non-profit organizations computerize when personal computers became available.
He was a computer science researcher in Boulder, CO and research professor at the University of Colorado. He then became a tenured professor at Drexel University (2002-2014), in the College of Computing and Informatics.