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A Little about Me

VISITING ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY'S D'AMORE-MCKIM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION GROUP

I received my Doctor of Education from The University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and my MBA from Charles Sturt University in Australia. I have developed and facilitated classes globally on Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leadership to practitioners, undergraduate, and graduate students. 

 

My research examines how emerging technology is used to support the development of 21st Century Skills and I am particularly interested in understanding which skills and mindsets social innovators and entrepreneurs need to make sustainable changes in the world.

Unleashing People's Potential to Change the World!

I am a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, hold a patent in a method for monitoring a learner through an experiential learning cycle and I am a Senior Research fellow of Practera, an experiential learning technology company. At Practera, I spent six years as an Instructional Designer where I designed technology-enhanced experiential learning programs and was part of the R&D team, where I brought the educator perspective into the development of the technology itself.

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My work has been published in TechTrends and presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, International Society of Learning Sciences Annual Meeting and the Principles for Responsible Management Education North East Conference.

I am passionate about the role emerging technologies like learning analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning can play in providing equitable access to experiential learning for traditionally underserved students and students in low resource economies. But also understand and am cautious of the potential negative impact these technologies could have if they are not designed with quality of learning, equity of access, and scalability all held in mind. As a result, I am a strong advocate for teachers, learning scientists, and instructional designers being an integral part of the education technology development process.