I am the Chief Learning Officer at Khan Academy where I set the teaching and learning strategy for the company and ensure a consistent research-based pedgogical approach across content and products.
Throughout my career I have focused on the design of interactive digital technologies for learning and assessment. I have led teams focused on embedding learning science into curricula and learning tools. In addition, I have researched and published extensively on the use of data from learner activity in games and simulations to understand what learners know and can do.
I have been fortunate enough to participate in some exciting simulation- and game-based assessment projects, including work with GlassLab developing SimCityEDU and Mars Generation One. I got to participate in the White House Game Jam and served on the advisory board for the new PBS Kids Series Hero Elementary. I am thankful for my mentors and collaborators, who can be identified by their status as my frequent co-authors.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, I was the Vice President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson, I provided research support to the Networking Academies at Cisco and was a school psychologist in a local school district in Arizona. I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Hamilton College and received my Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Arizona State University.
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