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Hank Fien, Ph.D., is principal and co-principal investigator on ten IES grants in the areas of early reading, adolescent reading, and early mathematics interventions for diverse learners in school settings. His research interests include reading and mathematics development in young children, instructional design, and empirically validated interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating student academic problems. Dr. Fien's most recent work is focused on extending the learning environment from the physical classroom to include virtual environments (e.g., gaming platforms), and leveraging gaming technology to maximize instructional design and delivery principles.