Jay is Senior Academic Research Consultant for Course Design, Development, and Academic Research (CDDAR) at Pearson. Jay Lynch has worked at Pearson since 2011. He earned his PhD and MA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his BA at the University of Arizona. Jay has multiple publications in both educational theory and philosophy. His research interests span the field of the learning sciences and he is particularly interested in the topics of affective and self-regulated learning. In addition, Jay has several years of experience applying learning research in the design and development of online courses.