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Jim Stigler is professor of psychology at UCLA. His research interests include teaching and learning in complex domains, the impacts of culture and technology on learning, and applications of improvement science to education.
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Ji Son is professor of psychology at Cal State LA. She is interested in how basic cognitive and perceptual processes foster rich and transferable learning.
Karen Givvin is a researcher and adjunct professor of psychology at UCLA. Her research interests center on teaching, learning, and motivation in achievement domains.
Eddie Tchertchian is the Chair of the math department at Los Angeles Pierce College. He leads a team of faculty members who are teaching using CourseKata Statistics and Data Science.
Adam Blake is a Project Scientist at UCLA. He is interested in the factors that influence students' judgments, decisions, and strategies related to learning, and how instruction and learning materials can improve these behaviors.
Laura Fries is a graduate student in Developmental Psychology at UCLA. She is interested in the cognitive and affective factors that influence learning, and instructional strategies to promote transferable understanding and retention of complex domains.
Mary Tucker is a graduate student in Developmental Psychology at UCLA. Her research interests include the psychological and contextual factors that influence teaching and learning, the design of learning environments in STEM domains, and the application of technology and data analytics to understand and improve teaching and learning.
Caylor Davis is a researcher and curriculum developer for high school and college statistics courses. She is interested in research and course design that makes math more accessible for non-STEM students.
Ben Winjum is a staff member in the High Performance Computing group of UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education, where he works on advanced computing and data analytics projects that support both education and research.
Icy (Yunyi) Zhangzhang_yunyi@outlook.com
Icy Zhang is a graduate student in Developmental Psychology at UCLA. She is interested in the role of gesture in supporting students’ understanding of difficult content such as statistics, the application of technology in education, and collaborative learning.
Claudia C. Sutter is a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA and visiting scholar at UVA. She is interested in understanding what drives students’ learning and engagement, how motivation affects learning behaviors and outcomes, and how educational environments shape students’ opportunities to reach their full potential.
Ken Sorey is the Executive Director of the National Laboratory for Education Transformation. He focuses on improving math learning across K-12 and post-secondary education and in helping educators use actionable data to improve student outcomes.
Phil Daro was a lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and continues to work to advance the design and use of leadership tools for improving mathematics instruction and assessment at every level of the educational system.
Jinna Hwang is a high school math teacher in Northern California. Her interest lies in finding ways to get even the most math-averse students to access rigorous math concepts.