Active Collaborators

Victor R. Lee is Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. He completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University and has since been a faculty member at Utah State University's Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. His personal website with more information related to research interests, education, and other activities can be found at His official university webpage is available at On Twitter, he is @VicariousLee

Abigail Phillips

Joel Drake is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. An avid cyclist and former professional technical writer, Joel holds degrees in Physics, English, and Instructional Technology. In addition to supporting curriculum development projects for elementary classrooms, Joel is studying informal physics knowledge among amateur road cyclists and assisting the department in re-designing several courses to enhance student experience.

Jeffrey Thayne is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. Having been a successful psychology student at Brigham Young University and instructor for psychology and educational technology courses, Jeff has been working toward his Ph.D. at Utah State University. His primary research interests are student engagement and understanding how to make learning experiences personally matter to a wide range of learners. He is currently exploring how and when self-data matters to students studying undergraduate statistics. More information is available at his personal website,

Ryan Cain is a doctoral student in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. Prior to moving to Utah State University, Ryan was an elementary school science teacher in New York City and a photographer. Ryan is largely interested in the maker movement and its implications for elementary science classrooms, and he has also been involved in leading professional development and research on maker education. He posts on Twitter as @MrCainScience

Liam Fischback

Diamond Dang

Jenny Hansen

Aditya Chandel

Kourtney Schut


Whitney L. King, Ed. S.

Brie Ducamp, Ed. S.

Tom Caswell, Ed. S.

Howard Haines, Ed. S., MBA

Jon Thomas, M.S.

Justin Wright, M.S.

Maneksha DuMont, Ph. D.

Scott Smith, Ph. D.

Ani Aghababyan, Ph. D.

Brad Buccambuso, M.S.

Nam Ju Kim

Min Yuan, Ph. D.

Mary Briggs

Michelle Berry

Kylie Williamson

Megan Neibergall

Brayden O'Brien

Justin Wheeler