• Doctor of Philosophy – University of Michigan, School of Information
  • Masters of Science in Information – University of Michigan, School of Information
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – University of Maine
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Cait Hayward

Associate Director, Research & Development

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“The Center for Academic Innovation gives me the chance to bring my passion for educational research to an organization that has so many opportunities to impact learners within Michigan, and across the globe.”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

Cait manages the research and development portfolio at Academic Innovation, with a focus on ensuring that our projects are taking advantage of the vast amount of data available to them to inform design, iteration, and prioritization. In her role, she manages the data science and user experience research teams, and provides data analysis, research design, and creative problem to initiatives at all stages across Academic Innovation.

Prior to her role at the Office of Academic Innovation, Cait co-founded and led the development of the GradeCraft platform. In parallel to developing GradeCraft, she completed her PhD in Information Science, with a focus on learning analytics, the theoretical foundations of gameful pedagogy, and novel educational technologies.

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