Dr. Keri Valentine joined WVU in 2014 as an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Learning, Design, and Technology in 2014, conducting research focused on supporting middle school mathematics learners’ problematization activity while investigating geometry. Broadly, h er research aims to support a shift in education to be more equitable, accessible, and empowering for learners. Building on work in formal learning environments, s he is now considering the various types of learning that manifests in informal and semi-formal learning environments. For example, one project focuses on informal game design learning environments to better understand the ways in which youth designers engage in design thinking, systems thinking, and computational thinking in both analog and digital game contexts. Additional information regarding Dr. Valentine's research focus can be accessed on the publications and presentations pages as well as by viewing her curriculum vitae.