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Research Advisory Panel

The Landmark College Research Advisory Panel, established in 2013, is a think tank of nationally recognized educators, researchers, neuroscientists, and entrepreneurs in the field of learning differences. 

Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff: Director, Office of Disability Policy, Educational Testing Service (ETS). Consultant for Harvard Medical School and Columbia University on learning disabilities. Read about ETS: Office of Disability Policy at 

Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler:  Founder and Director of the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the Access Technology Center.  Professor, College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle. Read about DO-IT at 

Dr. Noel Gregg: Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Dean of Research, College of Education, University of Georgia. Co-Director, Georgia STEM Access Alliance. Read about BreakThru  grant at 

Dr. Sam Johnston: Research Scientist, CAST - Center for Applied Special Technologies. Former Senior Associate and Distance Educator, and lead curriculum developer at the Center for Social Innovation (c4si). Read about CAST at

Dr. Matt Schneps: Director, Lab for Visual Learning, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Executive Director of Science Media Center. Read about Lab for Visual Learning at 

Dr. Gordon Sherman:  Past President of IDA and current Principal of New Grange School for students with LD in Princeton, NJ.  Read about The Laurel School of Princeton at

Dr. Martha Thurlow: Director, National Center for Educational Outcomes. Read about NCEO at 

Mr. Steve Walker: founder of New England Wood Pellet. Self-taught engineer, entrepreneur, and recognized international leader in the wood pellet sector. Read about Journey into Dyslexia, an HBO film. 

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