Meet the Curriculum Visionary
Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, Foundry College Founder and CEO
Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn is the President and CEO of Foundry College. He and a team of instructional designers built the Foundry curriculum and designed our teaching techniques, based on his decades of work in learning science. Most recently, Dr. Kosslyn served as the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. He was previously the director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Prior to that, he was chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and the John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James at Harvard University. He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in psychology.
Meet the Faculty
Tracey Leacock is the instructional designer for Learning for Life.
Tracey Leacock is the instructional designer for Learning for Life. She earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Princeton University and is a certified Project Management Professional. She has overseen the development of online training for one of the largest emergency medical services providers in North America and served as Associate Dean, Academic Projects at a start-up university in British Columbia, where she was responsible for mentoring faculty in best practices in instructional design for online and hybrid learning. She has held faculty positions in interactive arts & technology and in education and enjoys teaching Renaissance and Medieval swordplay in her spare time.
Beth Callaghan is the instructional designer for Clear Communications.
Beth Callaghan is the instructional designer for Clear Communications. She received her B.A. in English and World Literature from UCLA, her M.A. in English from UC Irvine, and her Ph.D. in English and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California. She has taught in high school and college in southern California and was previously an Assistant Professor and course designer at The Minerva Schools at KGI. She is passionate about creating curriculum that gives students real-world skills and connects concretely to their life experiences.
Louise Vigeant is the instructional designer for Critical Analyses.
Louise Vigeant is the instructional designer for Critical Analyses. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell University, specializing in linguistics, logic, and language. With over ten years of experience in higher education, she has taught and designed courses online and in the classroom for universities in the Netherlands and the United States on applied ethics, human rights, and critical thinking.
Opportunities for Faculty
Foundry is actively seeking talented, innovative faculty to help us grow. If you hold a Ph.D. and have experience teaching critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, learning techniques, or collaboration skills, and would like to teach a diverse body of motivated students via our proprietary technology, we would love to hear from you.