As the Associate Director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, I work at the nexus of user experience, learning sciences, and design to create or re-vamp educational experiences that align with 21st century realities. 

Whether conducting research for a project, connecting with partners around innovative ideas, or guiding others through design processes, I thrive where complex challenges and meaningful relationships intersect. 

Prior to joining the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University, I led research projects on digital competencies, ranging from media literacy to computational thinking, and taught courses on education research methods and ed tech integration.

My background is interdisciplinary. I have earned a PhD in Educational Psychology & Educational Technology from Michigan State University, an EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University, and a PhD in cognitive literary studies from Purdue University.