Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His current research includes seven grants from the National Science Foundation, Qualcomm, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to explore immersive simulations and transformed social interactions as means of student engagement, learning, and assessment. In 2007, Dr. Dede was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011 he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Dede has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment and a member of the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan Technical Working Group. His co-edited book, Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-based Educational Improvement, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2005. A second volume he edited, Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods, was published by the Harvard Education Press in 2006.
His latest co-edited book, Digital Teaching Platforms, was published by Teachers College Press in 2012.