Luminary: Dr. Edward Dieterle

Dr. Edward Dieterle, the Chief Learning Scientist at Kovexa, leads research efforts on innovative learning solutions grounded in learning science principles. With a career spanning nearly three decades in learning and teaching, Ed is driven by a passion for improving the daily experiences and life outcomes of students and workers through his research, teaching, scholarship, and product development.

Prior to joining Kovexa, Ed was an Executive Director at Educational Testing Service (ETS) where he oversaw ETS’s externally funded research portfolio, R&D Consulting Services, and R&D’s merger and acquisition activities. Before joining ETS, Ed served as the Director at Summit Consulting, where he and his team of econometricians and data scientists specialized in litigation analytics and program evaluation using administrative data. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Program Officer for Research at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, developing and administering the Foundation’s personalized learning research portfolio. From 2008-2011, Ed conducted research at SRI International, with expertise in educational technology, including cross-disciplinary applications of statistical, computational, and machine learning tools. He served as a PI or co-PI on research projects for organizations such as the Department of Defense, NASA, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Early in his career, Ed worked as a high school chemistry teacher, an instructor at Johns Hopkins University, and a curriculum developer for Public Television and the National Park Service. Throughout his career, he has served on various advisory boards and committees, including the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Improving Learning with Information Technology, New York City Public School’s iZone Research Advisory Council, Microsoft Corporation’s Partners in Learning National Projects Advisory Board, and Learning Forward’s Professional Development Redesign Technical Working Group.

Ed holds a doctorate in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, a master’s degree in Technology for Educators from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He resides in Washington, DC, with his wife and their two teenage boys.