Thought Leaders & Speakers

The MIND Research Institute team includes dynamic speakers and thought leaders who educate and inspire audiences across the country.

Nigel Nisbet

Vice President, Content Creation

  • Middle and high school math
  • Math teaching & learning
  • Blended classrooms
Twana Young

Vice President, Curriculum and Instruction

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in education
  • Equity in early STEM education
  • Instructional coaching
Brian Coffey

Senior Academic Director

  • Leveraging ST Math
  • STEM innovation
  • School leadership and design thinking
Brandon Smith

Lead Mathematician and Product Director

  • Experiential learning
  • Deep conceptual understanding
  • Neural foundations of learning
Ki Karou

Senior Director of Product, Content

  • Game-based learning
  • Neuroscience of learning
  • Technology for deeper learning
Dan Tracy

Education Partnerships Manager

  • Edtech to drive productive struggle
  • Neuroscience of deeper learning
  • Math without words
Andrew Coulson

Chief Data Science Officer

  • Edtech provider accountability
  • Edtech studies and "proof" of impact
  • Scaling up edtech
Calli Wright

Marketing Manager

  • Board games in education
  • Education community building
  • Social media & brand building
Nina Wu

Content Development Manager

  • Creativity in math
  • Culturally relevant content
  • Teaching the whole child
Erich Zeller

Interactive Curriculum Manager

  • Student engagement
  • Math teacher professional development
  • Teaching fractions through problem solving

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