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Dr. Eugene Galanter

Chairman/Founder

Dr. Galanter is the Director of the Psychophysics Laboratory at Columbia University. He is a pioneer educator and scientist in the field of technology in education. His distinguished academic career consists of professorships and fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the University of Washington, and Columbia University. Dr. Galanter has authored more than 100 books and articles on psychophysics, perception, motivation, memory, early learning, and computer-related pedagogy. His most renowned books include:

  • Plans and The Structure of Behavior, (Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, 1960) which initiated the cognitive revolution in psychology.
  • Psych Tech Notes, (Adams, Bannister, & Cox, 2001)
  • Kids & Computers, (Perigree, 1984) a best selling, three volume series that served as a model for childhood instruction in computer use for independent and public schools in New York City.

Dr. Galanter and his wife, Patricia Galanter, co-founded the Children's Computer School in New York, in 1979, which was later sold to CompuServe, an H&R Block subsidiary. Dr. Galanter and his daughter, Michelle Galanter, co-invented and co-hold the patent for the Galanter Educational Evaluation Lattice (GEEL) structure, which is licensed exclusively to CPI.

He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.


Dr. Drew Gitomer

Office of the Chairman

Dr. Gitomer is a Senior Vice President of Research & Development at Educational Testing Service. Since 1999, he has overseen ETS Research and Development as well as ETS Statistical Analysis functions. The ETS R&D organization, comprised of more than three hundred individuals, is a world leader in statistics and psychometrics, applied assessment research, and the integration of technology, cognitive science, and psychometrics in developing new models and methods of assessment.

Gitomer's own research interests include developing assessment models that have direct implications for instruction. His other current research interests include policy and evaluation issues related to teacher education, licensure, induction, and professional development.

Gitomer earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984, and joined ETS in 1985. Gitomer was the project co-director of Arts PROPEL, a portfolio assessment effort involving middle and high school teachers and students in music, visual arts, and writing. He co-directed several NSF sponsored projects focusing on alternative conceptions of assessment in science education. Gitomer also led an effort to develop an interactive video-based intelligent tutoring system to help users develop skill in technical troubleshooting.


Kevin Greaney

President/Co-Founder

As President, Kevin Greaney is instrumental in the business development, capital raising and company management of Children's Progress, Inc. (CPI).  Since the company's inception in 1999, Mr. Greaney assembled CPI's management and technology teams, built its' boards of directors and scientific advisors. Mr. Greaney negotiated CPI's patented technology and licensing agreements with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and heads the marketing and sales efforts of CPI.

Mr. Greaney has been in education for over 15 years and has started and managed several small businesses in the education field. Prior to co-founding CPI, Mr. Greaney served as director at the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).  He taught at-risk youth in East Harlem and the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Mr. Greaney was pivotal in the implementation of the internationally acclaimed NFTE Young Entrepreneurs Program in Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

Mr. Greaney is a frequent lecturer on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, education, technology and regulation. He has appeared on CSPAN and in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He has been a speaker at education and entrepreneurship conferences sponsored by the International Franchise Association and Inc. 500 and World Wide Web Conference. Mr. Greaney is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia University and Teachers College.

Mr. Greaney was a Robert A. Taft Fellow and a Price Fellow, and was recognized with the Congressional Award Gold Medal for his achievements in public service. Also a volunteer with AmeriCares, an international relief organization, Mr. Greaney traveled to Guatemala with its president and advisory board members.

Mr. Greaney earned his B.A. from Manhattan College. He was born in New York City and is 41 years old.


Dr. Chris Camacho

Director of Research

Dr. Camacho has been CPI's Director of Research since 2002.  Prior to joining CPI, Dr. Camacho gained extensive teaching experience at the collegiate and secondary school levels.  He has taught courses on Urban Education, At Risk Children, Human Behavior, and Social Psychology.

Dr. Camacho earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University under the close supervision of Dr. Eugene Galanter.  During his stay at Columbia, Dr. Camacho received several prestigious academic awards, including recognition as a National Hispanic Scholarship Recipient, Columbia University Merit Scholar, and National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow.  He has also been honored with the Pollack and Rosenthal Scholarship. 

Dr. Camacho's research interests include social development, motivation, and cognition within the educational realm.


Joe Jacobs

Director of Technology

Prior to joining CPI, Mr. Jacobs worked as a leading consultant for SAS, the world leader of business analytic software. Mr. Jacobs was responsible for assessing the technological feasibility, legal concerns, and business opportunities involved with profiling P2P network file swappers. His research on file sharing earned a slot at the prestigious MIT Center for eBusiness Annual Conference.

Mr. Jacobs also worked with MasterCard regarding the practical implementations and security risks of adopting nascent radio-frequency chip technology in cashless transactions. His research for MasterCard won a Sloan School of Management prize for most promising technology.

Mr. Jacobs was a two year, executive member of the Richardson Independent School District Bi-Racial Committee in Richardson, TX. Mr. Jacobs was charged by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to review and propose resolutions for racial issues among school district employees and over 34,000 students.

While at MIT, Mr. Jacobs designed social interaction software systems for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab under Professor Alex Pentland. He was also the president of his dormitory, an alpine competition ski racer, and the author of practical optimization algorithms for MIT housing lotteries.

Mr. Jacobs' current interests include distributed systems engineering and adaptive networks. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Management Science, and Economics from MIT. 

 

 

 

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