Dr. Alstad recently finished his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Washington. As a graduate student, he was advised by Dr. Virginia Berninger. Berninger's research group is supported by the National Science Foundation and explores behavioral, neurological, and genetic aspects of learning disabilities. His dissertation work focused on the use of iPads for educational interventions to improve a student’s reading and writing. He is interested in further possibilities for virtual reality in educational environments and how these emerging tools can assist students with disabilities. Dr. Alstad is also a former Landmark College student and looks forward to sharing this journey with the students. - See more at: http://www.landmark.edu/institute/meet-the-institute#Zac
Dr. Micah Altman is Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Altman is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Altman served at Harvard University for fifteen years as the Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, Archival Director of the Henry A. Murray Archive, and Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences.
Dr Altman conducts work primarily in the fields of social science, information privacy, information science and research methods, and statistical computation -- focusing on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics; and on the dissemination, preservation, reliability and governance of scientific knowledge. Read more about Micah Altman
Jodi is the director of the Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC. EdGE is a team of game designers, educators, and researchers who are studying implicit STEM learning in digital games. Jodi is Principle Investigator of several EdGE projects and is an executive member of the Center for Science Teacher and Learning. Jodi’s background includes MA in Math, an MSc in Astrophysics and a PhD in Education. She was an onboard software verification analyst for IBM during the first 25 missions of the space shuttle and taught at the laboratory school at University of Illinois. In 2009, she co-founded EdGE at TERC.
Dr. Dahlstrom-Hakki earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research has primarily focused on two areas: new methods for teaching STEM to students with disabilities; and using eye-tracking technology to study the cognitive underpinnings of information processing. Dr. Dahlstrom-Hakki has a strong record of grant funding and is currently Principal Investigator of two major NSF (National Science Foundation) awards: DRL- 1420198 " Social Presence During Instructor Mediated Synchronous Versus Asynchronous On-Line Course Discussions: A Study of Undergraduate Students with Disabilities Learning Statistics," and DRL- 1417456 “Revealing the Invisible: Data-Intensive Research Using Cognitive, Psychological, and Physiological Measures to Optimize STEM Learning”. Dr. Dahlstrom-Hakki has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at a number of campuses including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, SIT Graduate Institute, Holyoke Community College and the University of Phoenix. In addition to his research work, Dr.Read more about Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki
Elizabeth, a senior researcher at TERC, studies and develops innovative uses of technology in and out of schools with a current focus on game-based learning. Elizabeth’s background includes a Bachelor’s in Math and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies.