Dr. Kristen DiCerbo is the Vice-President of Education Research at Pearson. She leads a team of researchers focused on conducting and translating research about learners and learning in order to influence the development of curricula and digital tools. Her personal research program centers on interactive technologies, particularly the use evidence from learner activity in games and simulations to understand what learners know and can do. She has also engaged with teachers to understand how to best communicate information about student performance to inform instructional decisions. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as white papers on transformations of education in the digital world. Prior to joining Pearson, Kristen provided research support to the Networking Academies at Cisco and was a school psychologist in a local school district in Arizona. Kristen received her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Arizona State University.