Dan Spencer holds a PhD in Educational Psychology and is a Research Scholar at NC State University. His research centers on improving self-regulation and motivation in individual and collaborative environments, as well as the use of assessment/evaluation data and processes to improve student learning outcomes and perceptions.
Olga Kleiankina, DMA, is the Director of the Piano Program at NC State University. She is the recipient of the NC State University’s 2016 Outstanding Teacher Award and 2020 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award. An internationally acclaimed pianist, she has presented at National CMS, ATMI, and MTNA Conferences. www.olgakleiankina.com
Caitlin McKeown, PhD, has a broad background in education, music, and instructional design. She is a former K-12 music teacher and has a doctorate in adult education. She has developed numerous online tools, courses, and programs in higher education and is passionate about effective design and creative problem-solving.
David Tredwell is an Interaction Designer / Developer at NC State University, providing perspective on interactive user experiences, creating user interfaces, and programming learning objects for online education. He graduated from NC State in 2007 with a B.S. in Computer Science and a passion in game design and 3D modeling.
Rebeca Calderon Lima is a PhD student in the Educational Psychology program in the College of Education at NC State University. Her research focuses on creative problem solving, metacognition, and design thinking. She is currently working on her dissertation and will be graduating in summer 2022.