Jennifer Oxman Ryan is Project Manager for two initiatives at Project Zero: Agency by Design, which explores the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning; and Pedagogy of Play, which seeks to understand the relationship between play and playful learning, investigating what it might mean to have play be central to schooling. Her research interests include arts and maker-centered education, school/community partnerships, professional learning communities, and young people’s engagement with digital media. She has shared her research in numerous presentations and publications and is co-author of the forthcoming book Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds. She has been with Project Zero since 2006, having worked previously on the Good Play and Trust & Trustworthiness strands of the The Good Project as well as Qualities of Quality: Excellence in Arts Education and How to Achieve It. Jennifer is a former Education Chair and Commission member of the Maine Arts Commission and has assumed advisory and board roles for other non-profit institutions. She has a background in art history and museum education and, prior to joining Project Zero, held educational leadership positions in arts organizations.