Lisa Guernsey

Lisa Guernsey
Lisa Guernsey
Director, Teaching, Learning, and Tech Program,
New America

Lisa Guernsey is director of the Teaching, Learning, and Tech program and senior advisor to the Early and Elementary Education Policy program at New America. She also cofounded and leads the Learning Sciences Exchange fellowship program at New America. Her work focuses on new approaches to help students and families succeed in the digital age and involves leading teams of analysts and writers to translate research, examine policies, and generate new ideas for developing high-quality learning opportunities for underserved and historically disadvantaged populations. Prior to her work at New America, Guernsey worked as a staff writer at The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is co-author with Michael H. Levine of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, and author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media—From Baby Videos to Educational Software—Affects Your Young Child. Guernsey received her master’s degree in English/American studies from the University of Virginia. 

updated 2019

Publications by Lisa Guernsey
What It Takes
Access to affordable preschool programs is a crucial issue for improving kindergarten readiness for 3- to 5-year-olds, but research shows that the quality of teaching and learning in those programs is just as essential. Across the country, states…