Seth Corrigan

Sr. Director for Research and Development


Seth Corrigan’s formal training is in measurement science with a focus on designing and developing digital learning applications, measures, psychometric modeling and machine learning. He has experience leading design and development of traditional and automated assessment systems for national markets, and a successful track record of designing and developing measures for complex and challenging constructs; examples include a range of soft skills, complex problem solving, oral communication, collaboration and written argumentation. Over the last decade he has designed and developed several digital games and simulations that utilize machine learning and psychometrics to simultaneously teach and assess, as well as making contributions to an AI driven embodied tutor for mathematics with automated gesture and speech. From 2014 – 2016 he was a member of the Embodied Design Research Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2016-2018 Seth was a visiting scholar at Indiana University’s Creativity Lab. He is currently a visiting researcher with New York University’s GovLab identifying means to support public participation in design of measures of 21st Century and soft skills. His work has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Hewlett Foundation, the Google Foundation, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as the Carnegie Corporation, among others. His most recent publication is a report for USAID on simulation and game-based technologies for supporting and measuring civic engagement in new democracies.