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Lisa Dawley

Rank: Guild Officers
Online: over 4 years ago
Joined: Jan 30, 2011
Nick Name: Shallow
Gender: Female
Country: United States
State/Province: ID
City: Boise
I’m eclectic, a lover of big ideas and worthy people, especially teachers, kids, and all the cool people that want to make a difference in this world. I’ve spent the last twenty years moving back and forth between academia and the life of an entrepreneur.

I started in professional education as an elementary school teacher…wait, I actually started as a teaching assistant! That’s where I realized it’s so important to have fun during learning. Being inquisitive and playing games are still a part of what I do today, and permeate my work, research and teaching. I’m passionate in my work, and hold high standards for myself and others, while striving to remain light of heart. Quite a feat! I’m eternally fascinated by the impact technology is having on society, our relationships, and our minds.

My family are my best friends–my creative husband, my two athletic, intelligent, and funny sons, and my beautiful and dedicated daughter. Our singing canary, Tweety, adds lovely notes to life at home.

The Official Bio
Lisa Dawley, Ph.D., is CEO & founder of GoGo Labs, a disruptive learning technology design studio, and former professor of educational technology at Boise State University and University of Memphis. With over 20 years of experience in teacher education research, practice, and policy, Dawley provides innovative leadership in the design and pedagogy of virtual environments for teaching and learning. She is the PI for Planet Stewards, a DML Badges for Lifelong Learning awardee, creating quest-based curriculum and career badges in partnership with NOAA. She is a co-inventor of 3D GameLab, a quest-based learning software, and she co-created EDTECH Island, a virtual world resource supporting international teacher education. Dawley was co-author of the Going Virtual! research series studying professional development for K-12 online teachers. Dawley received a Top 20 Bestselling Books Award for her text, The Tools for Successful Online Teaching.Dawley is also co-founder of the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) affiliated with the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She was an invited research fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences summer institute, and recipient of grants from the Spencer Foundation and HASTAC. Dawley is a former member of the Board of Directors for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). She received the Distinguished Research Award from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), and two Presidential Service Awards from the Association of Educational Communications & Technology (AECT).