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Dr. Jodi Asbell-Clarke
Director, EdGE at TERC
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Biographical Summary:

Jodi, at TERC for over 20 years designing and researching curriculum and professional development for STEM teachers, is now the director of the Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC. EdGE is a team of game designers, educators, and researchers who are studying implicit STEM learning in digital games. Jodi’s background includes an MA in Math, an MSc in Astrophysics, and a PhD in Education. She was an onboard software verification analyst for IBM during the first 25 missions of the Space Shuttle and taught at the laboratory school at University of Illinois. In 2009, she co-founded EdGE at TERC.

Research Interests:

  • Ubiquitous learning environments that span school, home, and community
  • Implicit STEM learning
  • Multimodal analysis of learning including measures of behaviors, cognition, and neural activity
  • Game-based learning
  • Mind, brain, and education (MBE) connections to learning


  • International Society of the Learning Sciences
  • American Education Research Association
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific