Outside Activities

Currently I’m involved in a variety of consulting, partnership, and advisory activities. I am always interested in developing new partnerships, so please feel free to contact me and connect.


I’m a consultant and evaluator on a a $13.8 million grant from the Ohio Straight A Fund. In this project, I am helping the Mentor and Kirtland School districts evaluate their online and blended learning initiatives over the next five years.

Board Service

2015-Present: I serve on the Board of Directors for the Peer 2 Peer University, which is an open education organization that has been a long-time collaborator in my research.

2016-Present: I serve on the National Advisory Board for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. I am helping the Cooney Center develop new initiatives and strategic directions for research and development.

2015-2016: I served on the Steering Committee of the CS Matters in Maryland initiative. We are working with the state, the university system, and K-12 districts to train and certify teachers in computer science and expand CS Education to the K-12 school system.

Scholarly Service

2017: I was asked to serve as a faculty member for the Learn Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) workshop that is run annually at the University of Colorado, Boulder (by Dr. William Penuel).

2016-2017: I was a faculty member for a series of workshops to teach research and practitioner teams about developing research-practice partnerships for the NSF CS for All RPP program.

2017, 2018: I was chosen to serve as Section Chair for the CHI 2017 and CHI 2018 conferences. CHI is the premier conference and publication in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.

2015, 2016: I served as an Associate Chair for the CHI 2016 and CHI 2017 conferences. CHI is the premier conference and publication in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.

2016-2017: I am helping to draft an NSF Report on Cyberlearning with an esteemed team of scholars in the learning sciences and technology.

2015-2016: I served on the Program Committee for the NSF Cyberlearning Summit. This annual conference brings together top researchers in the learning sciences and educational technology to envision the next evolution in cyberlearning research.