Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Leadership Team Leadership Team
 Picture of James Damico

James Damico, PhD
Associate Professor        Literacy, Culture &
Language Education
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

James is the co-creator  of the Critical Web Reader. With Mark Baildon, he also leads the curriculum design and professional development dimensions on the project. James's areas of expertise include critical reading, inquiry-based teaching and learning, content area literacy, and working with new texts and technologies.

 Mark Baildon

Mark Baildon, PhD
Associate Professor
Humanities and Social Studies Education
National Institute of Education, Singapore          

Mark Baildon is the co-creator of the Critical Web Reader. With James Damico, Mark leads curriculum design and professional development on the project. Mark's areas of expertise include inquiry-based social studies education, social studies education in global contexts, and 21st century skills.

Rick Cunningham
Project Director


Rickexpertise is in project and quality management, process improvement, and customer service. His previous experience includes working as an Executive Director of Resource Development for Ivy Tech Community College and as an Implementation Project Manager and Trainer in corporate operations for Hovnanian Enterprises, a Fortune 500 Company.

picture of Marisa Exter

Marisa Exter, PhD
Director of Design and Development



Marisa manages the software design and development for the CWR, as well as providing support in curricular design and research.  Her interests include design education and the design of educational software.
Ethan Yazzie-Mintz

Ethan Yazzie-Mintz, Ed.D.
Evaluation Specialist


Ethan is the Director of Evaluation for the CWR team.  An actor, educator, and researcher, his research centers on student engagement, educational leadership and policy, and arts (specifically drama) and education.


Software Design, Development & Test Team Software Design, Development & Test Team

Purshottam Vishwakarma
Lead Developer
Masters Student
Computer Science
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, USA

Purshottam has worked extensively on Microsoft Technologies before joining CWR development team. He is currently working on enhancing and developing next version of CWR. His research area includes Web technologies, Programming languages and Distributed computing.

Fanxking Kong
Masters in Human Computer Interaction design
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 

Fanxing is an interaction designer on the CWR team. His responsibility includes designing user interface and prototyping for the CWR tool, and planning and conducting usability and QA tests.
Xiuchai Xu

Xiuchai Xiu
Masters in Human Computer Interaction design
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 


Xiuchai's responsibilities as Interaction Designer on the CWR team include designing interfaces, creating interactive prototypes, and conducting usability tests. She has several years experience in Human Computer Interaction design and Computer Science. She is interested in web and mobile design as well as experience design.

Elaine Bell
BA Student in Telecommuncations
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Elaine Bell is an Indiana University student studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications.  As part of the CWR team, she edits tutorial videos, creates recording scripts, and helps with creating storyboards for marketing videos.

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