Elisabeth Sylvan

Elisabeth Sylvan is the Managing Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her lifelong interest is in sociotechnical systems that support creativity, shared knowledge, and collaboration. Her portfolio includes content sharing tools, online communities, and educational technologies. Previously as the Vice President of Education at The Tech Museum, she launched and developed a new education department. Before that, she was a Researcher Scientist and Project Director at TERC. For many years Sylvan has had a consulting practice focused on research, education and technology. Sylvan’s M.S. and Ph.D. are from the MIT Media Lab, where she worked on Scratch and The Computer Clubhouse. Sylvan received her B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and has been published in various journals, conferences, books, and reports.