Dr. Dundas is the Chief Academic Officer of Branching Minds, where she pursues her mission to bridge the gap between the science of learning and education practice. At Branching Minds, she develops ways in which teachers can use technology to bring evidence-based strategies and practice into the classroom. Dr. Dundas is widely recognized as a visionary in the fields of developmental cognitive psychology and education technology. Recently, she presented a keynote speech at the Tencent Technology Innovation Summit in Beijing, China on the future of education technology. She has also been an invited presenter at the international meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the Inter-Sciences of Learning, International Congress of Psychology, Society for Research in Child Development, Cognitive Development Society, Vision Sciences Society, and International Congress on Integrated Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
Dr. Dundas has a Ph.D. in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, where she conducted research on how the brain develops when children acquire visual expertise for words and faces. Her research also explores how the relationship between neural systems (specifically language and visual processing) unfolds over development and how those dynamics differ with neurodevelopmental disorders like dyslexia and autism. She has published articles on that subject in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Dundas also has an M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University; and a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh.