Senior Researcher

Zac Alstad

Program/Areas of Interest

  • Educational technology
  • Virtual environments for education


Dr. Alstad is an experienced educational consultant, teacher, and researcher. He has been accepted into top publications such as the Journal of Writing Research. He has taught at almost every level from kindergarten through college and adult education. Dr. Alstad is currently a researcher on two National Science Foundation grants exploring online education for students with disabilities and externalized markers of learning with educational technology. His ongoing mission is to help students who struggle with school to feel capable and be successful. Dr. Alstad is passionate about neurodiversity because of professional interest and personal diagnosis.


  • St. Olaf College – BA, Psychology
  • University of Colorado – MA, Educational Psychology
  • University of Washington – Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences