Meet the Team
Learning Science Leadership
Dr. Adam Black
Chief Strategy & Learning Officer
Adam is a recognized pioneer in improving learner outcomes. From identifying promising applications of learning science, through directing the development of market-leading digital products (used by more than 25 million learners, at the time of writing), to spearheading novel approaches to assessing and improving impact, Adam has been dedicated for 25 years to helping instructors and institutions to improve student success. Adam holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, has a patent for predicting learners at risk, and has won national and global awards for digital product innovation.
Dr. Kara McWilliams
VP of Impact Research
Kara is passionate about researching the impact of digital technologies in higher education, and how insights can inform teaching and learning in the classroom. She brings ten years of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative investigations of how classroom interventions can improve learner outcomes and influence learning gains. She holds a doctorate in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation and a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Boston College.
Science + Empathy + Data Insights
The result of this empathetic and scientific approach are learning solutions that are practical, deeply intuitive, highly impactful, and help students, instructors, and institutions to achieve their very best outcomes.