Emily A. Barton

Research Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2018
  • B.S., University of Delaware, 2012

My research is focused on education technology (edtech) implementation, discovering and defining the individual and contextual factors that contribute to the success or failure of edtech in various instructional environments. I am the Director of Implementation Research at The Jefferson Education Exchange, a nonprofit aiming to provide edtech decision-makers with the information they need to make appropriate edtech choices and effectively implement edtech in their contexts.  Our research synthesizes technology usage data, contextual and individual characteristics, and direct user input from educators about how technologies do or don’t work in their schools – and why. Currently, we are building an EdTech Implementation Framework that will serve as the foundation for a crowdsourced, curated EdTech Evidence Exchange.