Daniel C. Edelson, Ph.D.

Daniel C. Edelson is vice president for Education at the National Geographic Society and executive director of the National Geographic Education Foundation. Daniel oversees the National Geographic Society's outreach to educators and directs the Society's efforts to improve teaching and learning in geography and related disciplines.

Daniel began his career in education as a researcher with a focus on the improvement of environmental and geographic education. Prior to coming to National Geographic in 2007, he was a professor of education and computer science at Northwestern University for 14 years. During this time, Daniel developed several products, including My World GIS™, a geographic information system for educational use, and a case-based environmental science textbook for high school students.

Daniel has written extensively on classroom teaching and learning, educational technology, teacher professional development, and motivation, drawing on research conducted with colleagues and students. His papers have appeared in many publications including The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences and The International Handbook on Science Education.

Daniel holds a B.S. in engineering sciences from Yale University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University.

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