Education has been called the ongoing task of our lives, and I’ve always been fascinated by the role writing has to play in this, through the ability to bridge between worlds, personal and social, and to inhabit or conjure a sense of palpable immediacy. It lives, in its voice, on the page. The very concept of education may in itself imply that a spirit of generosity and a vision of common dignity are inseparable from this work.
Before arriving at EdLab I was a book editor at HarperCollins, and an independent researcher for bestselling biographies, business books, and film projects. My dedication to the arts led me to found The Prelude Press, a literary publisher that releases several books and an anthology each year. The thread running through these projects is, I believe, an attraction to the exchange of ideas and to the kinds of communities that such exchange requires and creates. My first modem, some years ago, clocked in at 2400 baud, and as paltry as that may look today, even as compared to certain watches, it is a reminder that technology is a shifting ground that is constantly generating new tools and therefore new methods and opportunities for learning. To be part of a tight-knit team whose mission is to bring the latest findings in education and technology to a wider public is both inspiring and rewarding.