I am the Vice-President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson where I lead a team of researchers and learning designers embedding what we know from learning science and assessment research into K-adult digital learning environments. My personal work centers on the design of interactive technologies for learning and assessment, particularly the use of evidence 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 am serving 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 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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