Tanner Jackson

Senior Research Director


Tanner Jackson, PhD is the Senior Research Director of the Personalized Learning and Assessment lab, which leverages agile and design thinking practices to research and develop new artificial intelligence capabilities intended to power future ETS products and services. He is an accomplished cognitive scientist with prior funding from the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the Office of Naval Research and has more than 100 published articles that focus on work with intelligent tutoring systems, educational games, and innovative assessments. His research centers around adaptive and engaging educational environments that involve aspects of game design, natural language processing, and adaptive conversations. Additionally, he is interested in how users interact with complex systems and leveraging these environments to examine and improve user interactions over time.