My fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. My funded research includes three grants from NSF and the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to explore immersive and semi-immersive simulations as a means of student engagement, learning, and assessment. In 2007, I was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher.
I have served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment and a member of the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan working group. I serve on Advisory Boards and Commissions for PBS TeacherLine, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center, and several federal research grants. My co-edited book, Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-based Educational Improvement, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2005. A second volume I edited, Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods, was published by the Harvard Education Press in 2006.