Alison A. Carr Chellman is currently the head of the Learning and Performance Systems department in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Her current research and teaching includes work with games in schools, both educational and commercial/entertainment. She is currently interested in the attitudes of teachers and parents toward gaming in the classroom and has a TED talk on the topic of using games to re-engage boys in their own schooling. She has published more than 100 refereed journal articles, books, book chapters and manuscripts around issues associated with systemic change and emancipation. She serves on the editorial board for *Educational Technology Research and Development. *Her most recent book, *Instructional Design for Teachers* from Routledge publishers helps to improve classroom practice with systematic approaches to the creation of new curriculum and instruction. She is currently working on a book called *Bring Back the Boys: Gaming to Re-engage our Boys in Schools* and plans to have it published in 2012. She is currently serving on the Commission to create a White House Council on Boys to Men.
More information can be found at her website: http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/in-sys/research/ali-carr-chellman.
Her recent TED talk can be found at:http://www.ted.com/talks/ali_carr_chellman_gaming_to_re_engage_boys_in_learning.html