Board of Directors

Zoran Popović

Zoran Popović

Founder & Chief Scientist

Zoran Popović is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, as well as founder of Enlearn. Trained as a computer scientist, his research focuses on creating engaging environments for learning and scientific discovery. He is one of the leaders in the field of large-scale citizen science. His laboratory created Foldit, a biochemistry game that produced four Nature publications, and showed for the first time that novices can be developed into world-class experts in a science domain through game-based scientific discovery. His laboratory has produced award-winning math learning games played by over five million learners worldwide. He is currently focusing on engaging methods that can rapidly develop mastery and expertise in arbitrary domains with particular focus on scientific breakthroughs and revolutionizing K-12 math education. Zoran is known for conducting large-scale educational campaigns including Algebra Challenges conducted in Washington, Minnesota, and Norway with almost 100,000 students. To maximize the impact of his research, he founded Enlearn to develop the first platform that adapts all aspects of the learning ecosystem by specializing to each curriculum, student, classroom and teacher in realtime, towards maximizing learning outcomes. His contributions to the field of interactive computer experiences have been recognized by a number of awards including the NSF CAREER Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award.

Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

President of Pear Press

Mark Pearson is the president of Pear Press, a small publisher that publishes big books. He founded the company after publishing Dennis Bakke’s Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job, which was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book is John Medina’s Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five. Prior to that, he published John Medina’s Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, a long-running New York Times bestseller that is now being translated into 27 languages. Pearson also published Nathan Myhrvold’s Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, a 2,438-page 6-volume cookbook.
Rob Lippincott

Rob Lippincott

Former SVP for Education at PBS and SVP at Discovery Education

Rob Lippincott has a 30 year track record leading learning innovation while achieving financial success for public and private enterprise. As PBS SVP for Education, Mr. Lippincott led strategy and product development. As SVP for Discovery Education, he rebuilt and expanded Discovery’s full line of digital video streaming products for the home and school markets, reaching two thirds of US classrooms. As CEO of Children’s Progress, an early-childhood assessment company, he closed a fully-subscribed capital round in preparation for its sale. As VP of the Family Education Network, he engineered several acquisitions preparing the company for sale to Pearson where he then served as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Lippincott co-founded the eCommerce consulting division of Perot Systems Corporation and created new publishing technologies for Ziff-Davis, AT&T and WGBH. He has served as Board Secretary of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Chairman of the Interactive Multimedia Association.

Mr. Lippincott taught as a member of the faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, as the Assistant Headmaster of the Stowe School and in three Pennsylvania schools. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Harvard University.

Recent Blog Posts

From our thought leaders
Optimizing The Learning Ecosystem At Scale

Optimizing The Learning Ecosystem At Scale

By Zoran Popović, Enlearn Founder & Chief Scientist-- Technology enhanced learning has delivered successful “pockets of advancement” in schools, but there has been very little success at scale that has made a profound difference. So we need to ask ourselves what...

Identifying Learning Gaps Before Students Slip Through The Cracks

Identifying Learning Gaps Before Students Slip Through The Cracks

By Sandi Everlove, Enlearn Chief Learning Officer-- My first year teaching high school I was assigned two sections of something called “intervention math.” On day one I found myself staring into the eyes of thirty students who simultaneously appeared to be annoyed and...

Q and A With Our Ada Intern, Amy Hunter

Q and A With Our Ada Intern, Amy Hunter

As an educational start-up, we know that the more diverse our teams are, the better our product will be. We also know that there are too few women developers applying for jobs in Seattle. Our mission states that “We all have the opportunity to learn to our potential.”...