Kimberly M. Sheridan is an associate professor in Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development and in Art Education in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. She is a co-director of the MasonARC: George Mason University Arts Research Center, a National Endowment of the Arts funded research lab. She received her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Trained in the visual arts and developmental psychology, her research focuses on how contexts and technologies shape learning, with a particular focus on new media and arts learning. She uses design-based research methods to conceptualize and measure learner agency, and to understand how learning environments can be designed to support agency. She has published widely in scholarly journals and her research has been funded by the Fulbright Program, National Endowment of the Arts, National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Spencer Foundation.