ORG NASA Learning Technologies Project Title Dr. BIO Dr. Daniel Laughlin received his Ph.D. in Education from American University in 2001. His area of focus was information technology in education and he did research in cognitive science experimenting with methods to explicitly teach critical and scientific thinking skills. Before coming to GEST, Dr. Laughlin taught for fourteen years at a number of institutions including American, Loyola and Villanova Universities. From 1997 to 2002, he taught pre-service and in-service teachers to use computers and the Internet in their teaching. Dr. Laughlin joined GEST in 2002. He is currently the NASA Learning Technologies Project coordinator and leads the games research effort for NASA's Education Office. Laughlin's interests include information technology management, cognitive science, educational technologies and the use of computer and video games as educational tools.