I am a Professor and Program Coordinator with the Learning Sciences Program and a Research Scientist with the Center for Research on Learning and Technology. I completed my PhD in Psychology at Vanderbilt University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the ETS Center for Performance Assessment. I study new approaches to assessing, motivating, and recognizing learning, mostly using cutting-edge technology. I have been deeply involved in research of Open Badges and other forms of web-enabled credentials since 2011. My research has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the US National Science Foundation, Google, the US Department of Education, and Indiana University.