About Me

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 our offerings. I lead the content, product management, design, and customer support teams, most recently in the launch of Khanmigo, an AI-based tutor and teacher assistant.

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 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.

You can find me on:

Twitter: @KristenDiCerbo

Medium: https://medium.com/@KristenDiCerbo

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-dicerbo-414138b