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. Phil Tietjen, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Leader of the Dyanmics of Self Organizing Systems Group
Phil holds a PhD in Learning, Design and Technology from Penn State University. His research interests primarily include theoretical frameworks for active learning spaces, group cognition in online collaborative learning contexts, qualitative research methods and e-Learning pedagogy.
Priscilla Taylor, Director of EDUCATE, Co-Leader of the Architectures of Agency Group
Priscilla Taylor is a fourth year doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Curriculum and Supervision at Penn State University. Her current research interests include emerging technologies as tools of agency and design practices for problem solving. As the Director of EDUCATE, she works with teacher candidates and teacher educators on integrating technology for meaningful teaching and learning.