About Bob Dolan, Ph.D.
As Principal of Diverse Learners Consulting, Bob brings 30+ years of experience in neuroscience, learning science, instructional design, assessment, and software architecture and engineering. Over the past several years he has focused on the design and implementation of technology-based tools and processes for education and medical research, with specific focus on advanced data analytics (including "big data") to enable adaptive and accessible instructional solutions.
Prior to establishing Diverse Learners Consulting in 2013, Bob spent thirteen years as a Senior Research Scientist at two ends of the learning industry: CAST, a small, innovative, not-for-profit in the education research, development, and policy space, and Pearson, the world's largest learning company. At both organizations he designed, implemented, and evaluated technology-based learning and assessment solutions with emphases on cognition, accessibility, and usability. He has served as principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and private foundations. Prior to that, Bob spent ten years in medical imaging science and software engineering.
Bob received his B.S. in Biology at Cornell in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT in 1992.