Maria T. Earle

CEO | Founder

IntelliFunda LLC

Investigating how computer software tools could increase the effectiveness of qualitative research in STEM learning and learning agents.

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Maria has vast experience in education research, the software development industry, and entreprenuership.  Her software development industry experience includes over 15 years as a software project manager with skills in data collection, analysis and management, leadership and communication, and full project life cycle, from design to implementation.  She is analytical and detail-oriented and has proven success at managing teams, driving progress toward project milestones, and on-time delivery.  Maria‚Äôs teaching and research in STEM has led to several published articles and invitations to speak, globally. Maria holds a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, master's in Software Engineering, and a doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction.  Currently, Maria oversees the development of K-12 education products for Intellifunda, the company she founded in 2015. 






Assistant Professor

MS State University
January 2012 - May 2015

CEO | Founder

Intellifunda LLC
May 2015 - present

This company researches and develops education apps that are supplemented with engaging pedagogical learning agents. 


University of Houston

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)




Qualitative Inquiry Observation

University of Houston (CUIN 8377)

Qualitative Inquiry Interview

University of Houston (CUIN 8378)

Measurement of Attitude

University of Houston (EPSY 8301)

Social Psychology

University of Houston (EPSY 8352)



June 2016