Sonny Kirkley, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO; Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Informatics, Indiana University
Sonny has nearly two decades of experience developing Internet-based learning environments and information management tools. He has published and presented extensively in the fields of serious games, human-computer interaction, adventure learning, problem-based learning, and utilizing new technologies in various learning settings, including mobile mixed reality. Kirkley holds a M.S and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. He has presented extensively on innovative and mixed reality learning environments, and designing learner-centered software.
Dr. Kirkley is co-founder, Chairman and CEO of both WisdomTools LLC and parent company, Information In Place, Inc.
Dr. Kirkley is also founder of the WorldBoard Forum, a university-based standards group developing WorldBoard. WorldBoard seeks to develop a global infrastructure for the deployment of mobile augmented reality. As vice president of product development and co-founder of WisdomTools Inc, he was the co-inventor, and managed the development of Time-Revealed Scenarios, a Web-based learning tool employing case studies.
Before embarking on the WisdomTools venture, Dr. Kirkley was Assistant Director of Research and Development at the Center for Excellence in Education at Indiana University. There, he managed various teams of staff and consultants in the development of Web sites and computer-based tools for educators. These included online tools for electronic field trips, developed in collaboration with Turner Educational Services—the educational arm of CNN. Other tools delivered training to hundreds of educators, corporate trainers, and university faculty about methodologies for integrating information technologies into their organizations.
VP, Business Development and Military Relations
Tom is a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, with 25 years of active and reserve duty in armor, infantry and civil affairs assignments in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He occupied many leadership positions, including tank platoon leader, commander of a tank battalion headquarters company, and company commander of an infantry basic training cadre unit. He served in operations and training sections at battalion and brigade levels, and was part of an Army service school team that conducted field test and evaluations of tank systems training modules when a new tank model was fielded.
Myers also has over 15 years’ experience in technology-based product development and marketing in the medical device and medical distribution industries, as well as technology transfer for Department of Defense laboratories and Indiana University. He has extensive experience in starting and managing small companies. He is a commercial pilot and flight instructor, and taught college-level aviation courses. Myers holds a master of business administration degree from Indiana University.
Jamie Kirkley, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer
Rest of the Team
|Starzynski Coddens, Amy||Project Manager|
|Evans Fernandez, Adrienne||Science Content and Curriculum Designer|
|Gentry, Ed||Game Designer and Writer|
|Madeira, Matt||Lead Game Designer, Artist|
|Nelson, Andrew||Art Director, Production Lead|
|Yeager, Josh||Senior Developer|