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Wilson Appointed Project Zero Director

Longtime Project Zero researcher, Lecturer Daniel Wilson, Ed.M.'94, Ed.D.'07, is assuming the directorship of Project Zero, replacing Lecturer Shari Tishman, Ed.D.'91, in the role.

Wilson is a principal investigator at Project Zero, a faculty member on the Doctorate for Educational Leadership team at HGSE, and the educational chair at Harvard’s Learning Environments for Tomorrow Institute – a collaboration with HGSE and Harvard Graduate School of Design. His teaching and research explore inherent dilemmas of knowing, trusting, leading, and belonging in adult collaborative learning across a variety of contexts. Specifically, he focuses on how groups navigate these tensions through language, routines, roles, and artifacts.

After five years of serving as director of Project Zero, Tishman is stepping down in order to resume full focus on her Project Zero research projects and HGSE teaching. She will remain on the Project Zero steering committee and continue to stay closely involved with Project Zero initiatives.

Project Zero is an educational research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.