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Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas; Professorial Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University; Founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Technology; Executive Director of the Confucius Institute and the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence, Michigan State University; Author, Learners Without Borders: New Learning Pathways for All Students (Forthcoming 2021), What Works May Hurt – Side Effects in Education (2018), World Class Learners (2012), and Catching Up or Leading the Way (2009); Co-Author, Teaching Students to Become Self-Determined Learners (2020), An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How Radical Changes Can Spark Student Excitement and Success (2019), and The Take Action Guide to World Class Learners (2016)
Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Oakland University; Co-Author, Learn Like a Pro (Forthcoming 2021), Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn (Forthcoming 2021), and Learning How to Learn (2018); Author, Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (2017) and A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (2014)
I. James Quillen Dean; Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Director of Stanford’s "Transforming Learning Accelerator," a major interdisciplinary initiative advancing the science and design of learning to bring effective and equitable solutions to the world; Director, AAALab, Stanford University; Co-Host of the Stanford podcast and SiriusXM radio show School’s In; Co-Author, 'The Relation Between Academic Achievement and the Spontaneous Use of Design-Thinking Strategies" (2020, Computers & Education), "Educating and Measuring Choice" (2019, Journal of the Learning Sciences), "Cognitive Science Foundations of Integer Understanding and Instruction" (2019, Constructing Number), The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them ( 2016), and Measuring What Matters Most (2013)
Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, and Radiology; Director, Center for Human Development, University of California, San Diego; Co-Director of the Coordinating Center for the National "Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development" (ABCD) Study®; who has served on the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, the Council of Councils of the National Institutes of Health, and she currently serves on the NIH “Helping End Addiction Long Term” (HEAL) Multidisciplinary Workgroup; Co-Author, "Meaningful Associations in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study" (2021, Neuroimage), "Economic, Social, and Physiological Resilience Predict Brain Structure and Cognitive Performance in 9-10-Year-Old Children" (2019, BioRxiv), and "Toward an Integrative Science of the Developing Human Mind and Brain: Focus on the Developing Cortex" (2016, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience)
International Consultant; CEO, New Frontier 21 Consulting; Former MIddle School Teacher and Principal; Former High School Principal; Recognized by the Global Gurus organization as one of the "30 Most Influential Educational Thought Leaders" in the world in 2021; Best-Selling Author of the books, Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work (2021, 2nd Edition), Time for Change: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School Leader (2019), Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2017, 2nd Edition), Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (2015), and The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level (2011)
L&B Conference Chair; Professor of Psychology, James Madison University; Former Managing Editor, Mind, Brain, and Education Journal; Winner of the 2013 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award; Co-Author, "Educational Neuroscience: Are We There Yet?" (2019, Wiley Handbook on Education) and “Promising Principles: Translating the Science of Learning to Educational Practice” (2012, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition)
Associate Partner, International Center for Leadership in Education; Google Certified Teacher; Author, Disruptive Thinking in Our Classroom: Preparing Learners for Their Future (2021), Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids (2015) and Digital Leadership (2014); Co-Author, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools Today (2017)