My work has focused on K-12 education and Higher Ed in technology, science, mathematics and secondarily in history. I am deeply interested in the use of technology for furthering learning and thinking. I am also interested in the benefits of closer relationships between Higher Ed and K-12.

Currently I am working with virtual worlds and simulations in K-12  and applying a systems approach to teaching, learning and organizational change. I am also working on informal learning opportunities that virtual worlds can provide and approaches to make these opportunities a reality.

Work experience

Work experience
1995 - Present

Educational Consultant in Technology and Virtual Worlds

Elizabeth Wellman Consulting
2008 - 2009

Physics Chemistry Biology Teacher

Southwick-Tolland Regional Schools
Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

Design/Development of Virtual Worlds for Science Learning

Global Kids
Jun 2004 - Jun 2008

Educational Psychology / Science Education Professor

Bard College
1999 - 2004

Director of Technology Projects, California History Social Science Project



1989 - 1996


University of California, Los Angeles
1982 - 1984


University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1976 - 1980


Pennsylvania State University