Dr. Pier is the Director of Impact at Education Analytics, a Madison-based educational research and data science non-profit. In her role at EA, Libby oversees project, knowledge, and people management for the research team including internal research initiatives and external research projects that inform the statistics and metrics that EA designs, computes, and reports in dynamic, user-centered platforms. She received her PhD in 2017 in Learning Sciences from UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Psychology, with a focus on quantitative methods. Prior to graduate school, she taught 8th, 9th, and 10th grade English in Los Angeles through Teach For America while earning her Masters in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University. She earned her BS in Journalism with a minor in Psychology from Northwestern University.
Libby is the instructor for EdPsych 525: Learning Analytics Theory and Practice