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Eric was born in 1966 in Washington DC, USA. He graduated from the American School in Japan in 1984 and received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University in 1988. Eric had an eleven-year career in Capital Markets prior to co-founding Cerego in 2000. He worked at Bankers Trust as a bond and currency derivatives trader and then became CEO of Westdeutsche Landesbank’s Asian securities company. As Global CEO, Eric currently directs all company strategy and operations worldwide in Cerego. He authored “Social Learning Revolution” with Co-Founder Andrew Smith Lewis in 2008. Eric is a long-term resident of Japan and is fluent in Japanese.
Andrew was born in 1967 in New York, USA and studied at the Bronx High School of Science, where he became a Westinghouse Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989. Andrew is one of the original co-inventors of the Cerego Learning Methodology and has several patents in his name. Prior to becoming Chairman of Cerego Japan Inc., Andrew founded AGOS JAPAN (formerly known as The Princeton Review of Japan)–an MBA/graduate school prep school for Japanese–in 1989. He co-founded Cerego Japan Inc. and became the Chairman in 2000. He wrote his first book in Japanese “Learn Faster, Remember Longer” published by Nikkei BP in 2002, and he co-authored “Social Learning Revolution” in 2008 with Eric Young. Andrew runs Cerego Japan’s formal Advisory Board, which is an international group of experts and practitioners in scientific, technological, and commercial areas directly relevant to Cerego’s core activities. Andrew moved to Japan at the age of 21 and is fluent in Japanese.
Paul joined Cerego to grow the team as the company expands from Japan to the US. An avid technologist, amateur linguist, and admirer of classical education, he is passionate about the potential to improve how people learn with technology. Prior to joining Cerego, Paul worked in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Co., and holds degrees in classics from Harvard College and the University of Oxford. He currently lives in the Bay Area.
Dr. Gerald Fischbach
Dr. Fischbach’s distinguished career has included time as a Director at the National Institutes of Health, President of the Society of Neuroscience, and professorships at Harvard Medical School. Throughout his career, he has studied the formation and maintenance of synapses. Dr. Fischbach is currently the Scientific Director of the Simons Foundation.
Dr. Van Schaack has been working with Cerego since its early think tank days. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at Vanderbilt University where he teaches in the schools of Education and Engineering. As Chief Scientist and Senior Science Advisor of Liverscribe, he has earned a number of patents on technologies focused on increasing the effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility of teaching and learning.
Dr. Plass is the inaugural holder of the Paulette Goddard chair in Digital Media and Learning Sciences in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, where he co-directs the Games for Learning Institute. His research is at the intersection of learning science, cognitive sciences, and design, and seeks to enhance the design and effectiveness of visual environments.
Dr. Homer is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center of City University of New York where directs the Child Interactive Learning and Development (CHILD) Lab. His research examines the development of representational and symbolic abilities, and the role of these capabilities in education. His resent work has focused on the development of effective simulations and digital games for learning.