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People

Dr. Scott McDonald, Director of the Krause Innovation Studio, Co-Leader of the Architectures of Agency Group, Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)
Dr. Scott McDonald is Associate Editor of The Journal of Teacher Education. He was a high school Physics teacher for six years before earning his Ph.D. in Learning Technologies in Science Education from the University of Michigan. His teacher education research focuses on understanding the development of science teachers’ professional pedagogical vision through digital video analysis using Studiocode. He also is engaged in research in learning progressions in Plate Tectonics and Astronomy as part of the NSF funded Earth and Space Science Partnership. His research has been funded by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Mellon Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Betsy Campbell, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Leader of the Practices of High-Performance Group
Dr. Betsy Campbell’s research focuses on the dynamics of teams at the forefront of technological innovation and scientific discovery. Earlier in her career Campbell did research at Harvard University and co-directed the MIT Community Innovation Lab. She also won a Ghiso Fellowship to study at the Yale University Center for Bioethics and was a Visiting Scholar at the Hastings Center. Campbell was the founder two high-tech ventures and one non-profit — Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs — which now has more than 8,000 members worldwide. As an intrapreneur, her work helped position a software company for a $1.5B acquisition by Lucent Technologies. Campbell is an active member of the Explorers Club and the Penn State Polar Center. Previously she served as a sub-committee co-chair for the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also has been an invited judge many times for the MIT Innovation, Development, Enterprise, Action, and Service (IDEAS) socially responsible venture competition.

Dr. Courtney Lynch, Director of EDUCATE

 

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