Press interviews and coverage of my work are listed below (most recent first).  Apologies for broken  links.


“THE Campus podcast: The big ideas behind microcredentials,” 9/29/21,

“ASU goes big with work-based learning ‘marketplace’,” by Elin Johnson, WorkShift, 8/11/21,

“How a Virtual Internship Model Promotes Experiential STEM Learning,” AAAS-IUSE Initiative, 6/23/21,

“How a Virtual Internship Model Promotes Experiential STEM Learning,” AAAS-IUSE Initiative, 6/23/21,

“Stacking to a degree,” by Paul Fain, The Job, 5/27/21,

“To “build back better,” we must connect young people to jobs and education,” by Martha Ross, Alicia Sasser Modestino, Sarah Soroui, Rashad Cope. Brookings,

“Rising costs. Barriers to entry. How to reimagine ways to higher education,” by Leah Houde. LinkedIn, 4/16/21.

“Big Employers of Business-School Grads Are Customizing the Degrees,” by Patrick Thomas, Wall Street Journal, 3/3/21,

“D’Amore-Mckim, PwC Collaborate to ‘Revolutionize’ The Digital-First Workforce,” Dean’s Corner, by Raj Echambadi, 3/3/21,

“PwC offers free masters degree for Black, Latinx accountants,” by Kayla Webster, Accounting Today, 2/22/21.


“How ServiceNow is helping to close the digital skills gap,” by Faez Ahmed, 9/24/20,

“ServiceNow and Northeastern University premiere uniquely designed degree apprenticeship to bridge skills gap,” 8/12/20,


“Get Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution,” by  Roberto Molar Candanosa, News@Northeastern, 10/11/19,

“Seafood Processing Plants Are Harsh Environments for Human Workers. They Don’t Have to Be,” by Laura Castañón, News@Northeastern, 8/28/19,

“3 ways colleges can prepare the workforce for automation,” by Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive, 7/25/19,

“Employers as Educators,” by Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed, 7/17/19,

“From The Warehouse To IT: Amazon Offering 100,000 Workers Tech Training,” by Amy Scott, NPR, 7/11/19,

“Employer Demand Shaping the Future of Microcredential Market: Insights from a National Survey,” by Sean Gallagher, UPCEA Unbound, Spring 2019,

“Bridging the Skills Gap: Digital Badging Grows to Serve Corporate and Work Force Needs,” by Allyson Welch, UPCEA Unbound, Spring 2019,

“Building a Career, One Academic Step at a Time,” by John Hanc, The New York Times, 2/22/19,

“Getting Clearer Signals From Employers,by Paul Fain, Insider Higher Ed, 2/20/19,


“Students have plenty of credential options but lack information on value, quality,” by Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive, 12/11/18,

“United States : Northeastern University and Middlesex Community College to Offer Scholarships to Students Studying Biotechnology,” MarketWatch, 10/24/18,

“Northeastern, Industry, and Government Leaders Hail New Grant That Will Help Increase Diversity in STEM,” by Greg St. Martin, News@Northeastern, 10/24/18,

WBUR Morning Edition Broadcast, 10/23/18, Story starts at 93:26,

“Northeastern University and Middlesex Community College to Offer Scholarships to Students Studying Biotechnology,” 10/23/18,

“New $4.4M National Science Foundation Grant Supports Minorities in Fast-Track Biotechnology Program,” by Greg St. Martin, News@Northeastern, 10/23/18,

“Corporations Turn To Community Colleges To Create Programs To Meet Workforce Needs,” by Josh Moody, Forbes, 10/2/18,

“Google Curriculum, College Credit,” by Paul Fain, Insider Higher Ed, 9/26/18,

“Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate Can Now Count Toward A Degree At Northeastern University,” by Molly Callahan, News@Northeastern, 9/18/18,

“Manufacturing Field Is Turning More Heads,” by George O’Brien, BusinessWest, 3/6/18,

“Colleges Offer Resume-Boosting Digital Badges,” by Courtney Martin, US News & World Report, 1/11/2018,


“Unique Solution to Filling Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in Massachusetts,” IndustryWeek, 12/19/17,

“Baker-Polito Administration Launches Advanced Manufacturing Education Program for Adult Students at Vocational High Schools,” 12/14/17,

“STCC, Northeastern University Forge Partnership,”, 11/2/17,

“STCC, Northeastern University partner to offer bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering technology,” By Elizabeth Roman,, 11/2/17,

“Northeastern Now Recognizes IBM Digital Badges for Academic Credit,” by Hillary Miller, Elearning Inside, 10/6/17,

“Workforce training is unbundling the traditional degree,” by Chris Fellingham, Human Learning, 10/4/17,

“IBM’s digital badges allow workers to demonstrate new skills,” by Rila O’Donnell, HR Drive, 10/3/17,

“Digital badges are the newest effort to help employees stave off the robots — and major companies are getting on board,” by Abby Jackson, Business Insider, 9/28/17,

“Northeastern University + IBM: Turning digital badges into academic credentials will create opportunities and better college graduates,” IBM Training and Skills Blog, 9/27/17,

“Badges about to “Change the Game” on Hiring at IBM,” Education Design Lab, 9/26/17,

Northeastern University and IBM Partnership First To Turn Digital Badges Into Academic Credentials For Learners Worldwide, News@Northeastern, 9/25/17,


“Stanford researchers say school kids can do safe and simple biological experiments over the internet,” by Andrew Myers, Stanford News, 12/7/16,

“Mikä ihme on ”kouluton koulu”? Kävimme katsomassa, millaisia ovat Helsingin kokeilukoulut,” (Story about FUSE in Helsinki schools), by Malja Aalto, Helsingin Sanomat, 11/18/16,

“Finnish Educators Call Fuse An ‘Inspiration’,” By Julie Deardorff, SESP News, 10/28/16,

“Take 5: Tips for breaking into the cybersecurity industry,” by Molly Callahan, news@Northeastern, 10/19/16,

“Obama Administration to Fund Nontraditional Training for Students, by Josh Mitchell, Wall Street Journal,

“Northeastern, GE partner to create manufacturing degree,” by Laura Krantz, Boston Globe, 8/16/16,

“Northeastern to partner with GE in new federal education innovation program,” by Greg St. Martin, News@Northestern, 8/16/16,

“Northeastern introduces new CPS leadership,” by Greg St. Martin, News@Northestern, 4/28/16,


“Clark County students explore interests with FUSE software,” by Katie Wedell, Springfield News-Sun, 11/30/15,

“Local jewelry designer creates FUSE challenge,” by Julie Dierdorff, Northwestern News, 11/30/15,

“Jewelry designer creates FUSE challenge,” Evanston Now, 11/30/15,

“District 54 STEM coach shares enthusiasm for problem-solving with students, teachers,” by Eric Peterson, Daily Herald, 9/13/15,

SESP Receives $1M Spencer Award to Expand Computational Literacy in Schools, by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 10/7/15,

“Game to Learn,” by Victoria Scott, Evanston Roundtable, 8/26/15,

“A New Platform for Connecting the Physical and Digital Worlds,” by Christopher Piehler, THE Journal, 8/13/15,

“Learning Sciences Faculty Present in Netherlands, Sweden,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 6/17/15,

“Estudiantes hispanos aprenden matemáticas y ciencias de forma divertida,” (“Hispanic students learn mathematics and science in a fun way”), by Janet Rodriguez, Telemundo News, 5/13/15,

“Gardiner students try their hands at solar and wind power,” by Paul Koenig, Kennebec Journal / Morning Sentinal, 4/13/15,

“Dialogues with Gensler: Proactive Lifelong Learning,” by David Broz and Meghan Webster, April 2015,


“New classes at District 47 aim to expose kids to science, tech fields,” by Emily Coleman,, 12/20/14,

“‘Hour of Code’ comes to King Arts,” by Charles Bartling, Evanston Now, 12/12/14,

“Northwestern Tells Kids: Coding is Cool,” by Julie Deardorff, Northwestern University News, 12/5/14,

“Kits and Cats: Collaboration in the 21st Century,” by Caitlin Tucker, Northwestern University News, 11/7/14,

“Leaders to talk up Kits and Cats partnerships,” Evanston Now, 11/6/14,

“Northwestern hosts STEM summit for K-12 educators,” Evanston Now, 11/5/14,

“Annual STEM event focuses on K-12 education,” by Olivia Exstrum, Daily Northwestern, 11/5/14.

“Y gets $1M grant for ‘metamedia’ youth center,” Evanston Now, 9/22/14,

“Grant Funds New Network for Public Science Education and Outreach,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 8/21/14,

“MU program receives grant for establishing national network of researchers,” by Zachary Van Epps, Coumbia Missourian, 8/14/14,

“Colleges See the Benefits of Remote Labs,” by Steve Zurier, Ed Tech Magazine, 8/14/14,

“ETHS Students Win Hip-Hop Design Challenge, Visit Washington, D.C.,” Evanston Roundtable, 4/23/14,

“Lego, National Instruments Promote ‘Hands-On’ STEM Education,” by Alan Neuhauser, US News & World Report, 4/18/14,

“The Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation Donates $110,000 to Design a Digital Media Youth Space at the McGaw YMCA,” PRWeb, 4/9/14,

“Northwestern Helps Chicago Secure Multimillion-Dollar Lab,” by Erin Lane, Northwestern University News, 2/25/14.

Professional Development for Remote Labs Offered through New Online Training Academy,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2/13/14.

“Science Committee Discusses Engaging Students and the Public in STEM,” by Aline D. McNaull, FYI, American Institute of Physics, 1/29/14.

“Schaumburg teacher invited to Obama’s State of the Union,” by Naheed Rajwani, Chicago Tribune, 1/27/14.,0,7311609.story

“Lincoln Prairie students design solar cars,” by Terri McHugh,, 1/13/14.,0,5090587.story

“Models for Private Sector Engagement in STEM Education,” by Wendy Leopold, Northwestern University News, 1/10/14.

“Kemi Jona Testifies at Congressional Hearing on STEM Education,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1/10/14.

“Private Sector STEM Programs,” House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology. 1/10/14.


“CT-STEM Project Teaches Chicago High Schoolers Computational Thinking,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 12/11/13,

“The NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition-Consider, Connect, Collaborate,” by CoSNweb,, 11/26/13.

“This Morning 1119 Korea’s Science Education System at Risk,” Radio interview on This Morning with Alex Jensen, Seoul, Korea, 11/19/13,, file 492.

“US Students doing a remote experiment using LAB equipment located in an Australian university whereas the Korean education authority does not have a clue about how many science LABs are at high schools,” (translation) by Felix Kwon, Korea JoongAng Daily, 11/11/13,

“Rep. Duckworth Helps Launch FUSE in District 54,” by Terri McHugh, Chicago Tribune, 10/29/13,,0,5772272.story

“District 54 launches Northwestern’s FUSE program with support from U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth,” Daily Herald, 10/29/13,

“Mayor Emanuel Visits Teens Participating in FUSE Summer Learning Program,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 8/2/13,

“FUSE Engages Kids at Korea’s Largest Science Festival,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 8/1/13,

“Kemi Jona, Brian Reiser Build Understanding of STEM Education at National Conference,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 7/17/13,

“Emanuel Visits Summer of Learning Students,” FOX32 News, 7/25/13,

“Putting the ‘A’ in STEAM,” by Nate Mickelberg, Medill Reports, 7/25/13,

“Art makes it fun to learn about science in Chicago,” by Elissa Nadworny, Medill Reports Chicago, 5/23/13,

“Teachers become the students at biotechnology symposium,” by Rebecca Hallacek, Medill Reports Chicago, 5/16/13,

“Kemi Jona Presents on New STEM Education Initiatives at Illinois Innovation Day,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 4/9/13,

“NU iLabs Network for high schools honored,” Evanston Now, 3/21/13,

“A Paradigm Shift in the Way Students Experience Science Labs,” by Wendy Leopold, Northwestern University News, 3/21/13,

“Northwestern University Remote Online Lab Network Project Wins CENIC’s 2013 Innovations in Networking Award for Educational Applications,”, 3/11/13,

“Getting Kids Into Science: Chicago mayor checks out Northwestern-developed out-of-school program,” by Wendy Leopold, Northwestern University News, 3/11/13,

“Mayor Emanuel Tours Newly Renovated Humboldt Park Library,” by Victoria Johnson, Chicago, 3/7/13,

“Mayor Emanuel Tours Renovated Humboldt Park Library: New Space for Children Includes Dedicated STEM Area and First YOUmedia in a Branch,” City of Chicago Press Release, 3/6/13,

“iLab Project Wins Innovations in Networking Award,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 3/5/13,

“Office of STEM Education Partnerships launches program in Chicago,” by Jillian Sandler, Daily Northwestern, 2/11/13,

“Out-of-School Program Expanding to New Sites,” by Wendy Leopold, Northwestern Newscenter, 2/8/13,

“Educators tackle leveling playing field,” by Kathy Routliffe, Evanston Review, 1/31/13,

“Smart Cities: Chicago’s Collaborative and Chaotic Reform Record,” by Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart, 1/1/2013.


“Massive Open Online Courses Meet Higher Ed,” by Ellis Booker, Information Week, 12/20/12,

“FUSE and STEAM for Teens at the Library,” by Renee Neumeier, Evanston Roundtable, 12/19/12,

“’Computational thinking’ critical for new K-12 standards,” by Stephanie Sunata, Medill Reports, 11/29/12,

“34 Chicago Groups Form Hive Network to Engage Kids in Innovative Learning; New Funding Supports Expansion,” MacArthur Foundation, 11/29/12,

“Supporting Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom,” Baxter, 9/2012,

“Community leaders, business owners mash, mingle at Evanston-Northwestern networking event,” by Susan Du, Daily Northwestern, 9/24/12.

“Kemi Jona Works on State Effort to Establish STEM ‘Learning Exchanges,’” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 9/18/12,

“Office of STEM Education Partnerships Receives Catalyst Award,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 8/23/12,

“Combining human ingenuity and technology matters,” Make it Matter: HP Official Site, August, 2012.

“Flipping Lab Science with Remote Labs,” by Jim Vanides, Digital Learning Environments Blog, 7/6/12.

“Remote iLabs Provide Real-World Experience,” by Debra Shapiro, NSTA Reports, 7/5/12.

“Symposium, Hands-On Workshops Promote Biotechnology Teaching,” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, June 28, 2012.

“Evanston Township High School, NU team up for learning project,” Skokie Review,, 6/6/12.

“Northwestern, ETHS Formalize Ties: New partnership to focus on STEM education, University/high school collaboration,” Northwestern University News, by Wendy Leopold,, 5/24/12.

“Hewlett Packard’s Corporate Global Vision,” Fast Company Expert Blog, by Alice Korngold,, 1/17/12.


“YouSTEM Project Seeks to Create Spaces for Engaging Teens in Science,” Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy News,, August 2011.

“Technology Evolves to Offer a Clearer View of Science,” Education Week, by Ian Quillen,, 6/15/11

“Anchor Innovator: Kemi Jona,” Internet2 K20 MUSE,, 1/13/11.


“New Project Promotes Virtual Science Labs, Despite Skepticism,” Chronicle of Higher Education, by Jeff Young, December 10, 2009.

“Chicago HS drill uses online program to maintain learning,” School CIO, December 2009.

“U.S. students use Australian lab equipment,”, November 17, 2009.

“Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton Observed H1N1 Flu Learning Continuity Drill at VOISE Academy,”, November 9, 2009.

“SAS Curriculum Pathways Valuable in Event of H1N1 Closing,” Business Wire, November, 2009.

“If H1N1 Closes Schools, How Can Students Keep Learning?” by Marilyn Sherman, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, October 29, 2009.

“In the News,” by John Myers, Catalyst Chicago, Catalyst Notebook, October 23, 2009.,_Oct._23

“Using Technology to Keep Learning,” U.S. Dept of Education, blog, October 16, 2009.

“Educational Tech Companies Excel In U.S. Department of Education Recommendations for H1N1 Preparedness,” Business Wire, October 16, 2009.

“Timely Tips: Virtual Learning Is an Antidote to School Closure,” by Mark Nichol, Edutopia, October 12, 2009.

Schools adjusting to the prospect of swine flu blitz by Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 12, 2009.

“iLab to bring virtual labs to high schools,” by Clara Lingle, Daily Northwestern, September 29, 2009.

“iLabs To Help In Real Experiments,”, September 21, 2009.

“Online Labs Aim to Revolutionize High School Science,” by Amanda Morris,, September 18, 2009.

“Students test cell phones for dangers,” The Southtown Star, September 2, 2009.,090209cellfry.article

“Log into virtual labs for real experiments,” The Times of India, September 2009.

“Stimulus cash aids Northwestern mentoring program,” Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2009.,0,299243.story

“iLabs: Bringing High School Back to the Future,” by Amanda Morris, CenterPiece, Northwestern University Office for Research, Spring 2009.

“New Web Site Helps Cancer Patients Explore Fertility Preservation,” Inquiry Magazine, The School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, Spring 2009.

“New Site Helps Cancer Patients Explore Fertility Preservation,” Northwestern Magazine, Spring 2009.


“iLab Network Visioning Workshop,” briefCAISE News & Announcements, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education,—Dec-2008

“iLabs elevate science education,” Electrical Apparatus Magazine, December 2008.

“Science Labs of the Future,” by Kaliah Laney, Converge Magazine, Summer 2008.

“Cancer patients find fertility info on new site.” By Steven Berger, The Daily Northwestern, 10/2/08.

“New Web site aids cancer patients with fertility decisions,” by Colleen Padia, Medill Reports-Chicago, 10/2/08.

“Un sitio web ayuda a los pacientes de cáncer con la preservación de su fertilidad,” Info7 Mexico, 9/22/08.

“Illinois educator introduces pilot software allowing high school students to conduct online experiments,” First Bell, American Society of Engineering Education, 9/19/08.

“Remote learning: Project will let students conduct experiments anywhere with Web browser,” by Karen Berkowitz, Evanston Review, 9/18/08.,ev-physics-091808-s1.article

“Web Site Helps Cancer Patients With Fertility Preservation,” US News & World Report, 9/15/08.

“Northwestern University and NogginLabs, Inc. Personalize Patient Education with Design of,” CNBC, 9/15/08.

“Are Americans science-savvy?” by Noah Garrett, Local TechWire, North Carolina CBS-affiliate WRAL-TV,   8/21/08.

“McCormick Professor Helps Develop New Remote Access Lab Program,” News Article, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University. 8/14/08.

“iLab Project Gives High Schools Access to World-Class Science Labs,” by Marilyn Sherman, Newscenter, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University. 7/17/08.

“Who are the next ‘real’ American Idols? STEM is key.” by Noah Garrett, Local TechWire, North Carolina CBS-affiliate WRAL-TV,   5/29/08.

“No More Pencils, No More Books: A School of the Future Readies for Launch” By Sara Bernard, Edutopia Magazine, 5/22/08.

“Engage NM fosters a highly skilled workforce” by Natisha Hales, Las Cruces Bulletin.

“‘STEM’ Education – Are Today’s Students Ready For Tomorrow?” by Noah Garrett, Local TechWire, North Carolina CBS-affiliate WRAL-TV. 4/25/08.


“No Test Tubes? Debate on Virtual Science Classes,” by Sam Dillon, New York Times, October 20, 2006.