Moses Wolfenstein


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Moses Wolfenstein is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He holds an MA in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he did mixed-methods research and policy analysis on the New York Department of Education’s district level suspension system. While in New York he also studied conflict resolution at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, leading him to focus on the place schools hold within larger social systems and the various factors creating intractable conflicts at school and district levels.

Since his arrival at UW–Madison in 2006, Moses has been working with his advisor Richard Halverson on school leadership games. After working on Teaching Evaluation, a game-based tool designed to help school leaders develop an eye for classroom practice, he has recently begun analyzing the practices of guild leaders in MMOs in order to better understand what potential these game spaces hold for learning interpersonal and organizational leadership skills. In addition, Moses has been working with the ADL Academic Co-Lab in their partnership with Florida Virtual School designing instructional content for next generation on-line courses.

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