Joann is fond of wild ideas and making them happen. Throughout her experience as a tutor and TA, she always tried to find fun ways to keep her students engaged, usually by way of play. Game design and learning is an intersection that has long fascinated her.
Joann is a product manager at EdLab where she's held court for nearly 10 years. A graduate of Teachers College's Counseling Psychology program, her pursuit to understand human behavior guides her approach to product development and helps her gain deeper insights when observing and interviewing users. While she currently resides in the world of user research, Joann's first foray into research was no laughing matter. She was part of a humor research lab, where she studied the dimensions of offensive and conforming humor. And yes, she does know many, many, many terrible jokes. Just ask.
When not promoting EdLab's wide array of learning applications and services to the greater education community, Joann can be found leading design events, creating online learning experiences, and, most importantly, organizing EdLab karaoke parties.