Maria Janelli is the senior manager of online teacher education programs at the American Museum of Natural History. She has spent her career designing, implementing, and researching e-learning applications at some of New York City’s most renowned cultural and educational institutions. Janelli holds a BA in English literature from Saint Peter’s University; an MA in English literature from Rutgers University; and an MA in cultural anthropology from Columbia University. She is currently completing a PhD in educational psychology at the City University of New York. Her dissertation research examines the effects of pre-tests and feedback on learning outcomes in adult online education.