Michelle Lucey-Roper is the Director of the Learning Technologies Program at FAS. Her current work involves the research, development and evaluation of learning games as well as working to advance federal policy initiatives in learning science and technology.
While at FAS, Lucey-Roper created and managed several technology projects and knowledge management initiatives that have helped create experiential learning opportunities and improved public access to and appreciation of primary source materials. Most recently, she has completed the IMLS-funded Discover Babylon game that facilitates public understanding and appreciation of ancient Mesopotamia. She also contributed to projects to develop advanced training technologies for fire fighters and the organization's efforts to develop a national research plan for learning science and technology that was adopted by the National Science and Technology Council Committee's Interagency Working Group on Advanced Technologies for Education and Training. She has lectured and published widely in a range of subject areas.
Prior to joining FAS, she worked for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. While working for her doctorate, she was responsible for researching and designing curricula for a wide range of subject areas and teaching to diverse student abilities.
Lucey-Roper earned her B.A. at Trinity College, Hartford, CT; her M.A. at King's College, London; and her doctorate at Oxford University.