Sandra Calvert, Director, Children's Digital Media Center, Georgetown University
Mike Gallagher, President, Entertainment Software Association
Joel Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Amplify
The Honorable Bob Wise, Former Governor, West Virginia, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Sandra L. Calvert's research activities involve the impact of information technologies such as television and computers on children's attention, comprehension, and social behavior. She has served on two committees for the National Academy of Sciences, one involving how to protect youth from online pornography and most recently one involving the role of food marketing on children's diet and health.
Professor Calvert's current research at the Children's Digital Media Center is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Stuart Family Foundation. With her colleagues and students, she is examining the influences of identity and interactivity on children's learning from entertainment technologies, how very young children learn to read "screen" media, and how to use interactive media to reduce the childhood obesity epidemic.
Michael (Mike) D. Gallagher is president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers.
Fawn Johnson is a correspondent for National Journal, covering a range of issues including immigration, transportation and education. Ms. Johnson is a long-time student of Washington policymaking, previously reporting for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal, where she covered financial regulation and telecommunications. She is an alumnus of CongressDaily, where she covered health care, labor and immigration. Ms. Johnson first covered Congress at BNA Inc., where she covered labor, welfare, immigration and asbestos liability. She has an M.A. from the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Bates College.
Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), a nonprofit organization that has become a national leader for reforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Led by Gov. Wise since 2005, the Alliance has become a respected advocate for the Common Core State Standards, deeper learning, digital learning, adolescent literacy, and other key education policy issues.