I am currently the Assistant Director of Educational Research and Evaluation at the The American Museum of Natural History.
I work in the Education Department to implement research and evaluation projects that help us understand how children, youth, teachers, and visitors learn in the museum. I am especially interested in designing innovative measurement tools—e.g., assessments and surveys—to help us uncover and explain phenomena that we are curious about. I have some info about current projects on the Research page.
I teach in the Earth Science Residency Program in the Richard Gilder Graduate School. I use my experiences as a high school science teacher and what I have learned about educational theory as a researcher to make my co-taught course in Curriculum and Instruction powerful and practical as possible. I have some teaching resources (for secondary and teacher education) on the Teaching Resources page.