About the Center

Senior Fellows

Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow

Dr. Vaala is an Assistant Professor at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Her research focuses on the diverse educational and health implications of media in the lives of children and adolescents, as well as the ways that parents, teachers, and caregivers perceive of and … 

Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Shapiro, Ph.D

Senior Fellow

Jordan Shapiro, Ph.d. is Forbes’ leading columnist on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture. An internationally known speaker and consultant on education technology, school reform, and 21st Century child-rearing, his unique perspective combines psychology, philosophy, economics, and mythology in unexpected ways. He has helped clients like the … 

Jason Yip

Jason Yip, Ph.D

Research Fellow

Dr. Yip is an assistant professor of digital youth at The Information School at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on how the design and implementation of new learning technologies can support participatory learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) between children and families. He was a …