Conference Committees

  • Learning@scale program committee (2016)
  • NSF Cyberlearning program committee (2016)
  • Poster Chair, Artificial Intelligence in Education (2015)
  • Program Committee, Learning with MOOCS (2014).
  • Program Committee, Workshop of Graph-Based Educational Data Mining held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Educational Datamining (2014).
  • Program Committee, Artificial Intelligence in Education (2013).  Received Outstanding reviewer award for “going above and beyond in reviewing papers.”
  • Program Committee, Artificial Intelligence in Education (2011)
  • Program Committee Member, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (2010)

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • IJAIED International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (2017)
  • TOCHI ACM Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (2016)
  • IJLS International Journal of the Learning Sciences (2014)
  • ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (2014)
  • ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2013)
  • Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Learning (2012)
  • ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (2012)
  • INTERACT (2011)
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems Workshop on Ill-defined Domains, (2010)

Review Panels and Events

  • NSF STEM+C Review Panel (2017)
  • NSF Cyberlearning Envisioning the Future Meeting (June, 2013)
  • NSF Cyberlearning Program Review Panel (Feb, 2012)
  • NSF Cyberlearning Summit (Jan, 2012)

Committees and Advisory Boards

  • Segal Research Council Member, Northwestern University (2012-present)
    Advise Northwestern University Segal Design Institute on research initiatives.  
  • School of Education and Social Policy Technology Committee (2011-2014, Chair)
    Advise School of Educational and Social Policy IT on departmental technology needs.
  • Northwestern Cognitive Science Committee (2012-present)
    Represent the School of Educational and Social Policy in cognitive science program.
  • Learning Advisor, Design for America (2013-present)
    Advise nation-wide network of student-led University design studios on development of education program and technology.
  • Roosevelt Network Midwest Advisory Board (2016-present)
    Advise nation-wide network of student-led University policy analysis chapters on educational program and technology.
  • Founder of the Symposium public speaking club (2006-2008)
    Started speaking club to prepare graduate students for departmental speaking requirements.
  • PIER Steering Committee Member (2006-2008)
    Student representative for IES program on interdisciplinary educational research.
  • HCII Curriculum Committee Member (2005-2008)
    Student representative for redesign and oversight of masters and PhD curricula.
  • HCII Graduate Peer Mentor (2005-2008)
    Ombudsman for new graduate students in computer science.
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Program for Deliberative Democracy Affiliate (2005-2008)
    Helped to integrate argument mapping into materials for citizen discussions on policy.
  • Center for Appalachian Network Access project for rural communities (2005)
    Mentored public policy masters students’ technology project in rural Appalachia.


  • Easterday, M.W. (planned Feb 2, 2018).  Digital Studios.  Learning Sciences Research Institute Speaker Series, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Easterday, M.W. (April 19, 2017). Orchestrating in/formal communities of learners with Digital Studios. Cyberlearning 2017. Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation
  • Easterday, M.W. (April 21, 2017). Building a Lesson Study Network.  From Awareness to Acton: Realizing Equity and Excellence via Lesson Study, A Network Convening. Santa Rosa, CA: California Action Network for Mathematics Equity and Excellence.
  • Easterday, M.W. (April 10, 2017). DFA Coaching. Mentor Meetup, Evanston, IL: Design for America.
  • Easterday, M.W. (Mar 27, 2017). Digital Studios for Social Innovation. PIER Speaker Series. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Easterday, M.W. (Jan. 14, 2014). Educational technology for civic innovation, University of Michigan.
  • Easterday, M.W. (Apr. 18, 2012).  Cybercivics 101: Educational Technology for the New Civics.  TEDx Evanston: Adventures in Learning, Evanston IL.  Retrieved from:
  • Easterday, M. W. (Jan 18, 2012). Cyber-Civics 101. In J. Roschelle & S. Hsi (Chair), Cyberlearning research summit. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC: National Science Foundation.
  • Easterday, M. W. (Oct 14, 2011). Designing educational technology to teach engaged citizens: Video games and the new civics. In J. Zagal (Chair), Research colloquium. Chicago, IL: DePaul University, College of Computing and Digital Media.
  • Easterday, M. W. (Oct 5, 2011). Designing educational technology to teach engaged citizens: Video games and the new civics. In S. Goldman (Chair), Cognitive brown bag. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychology.
  • Easterday, M. W. (Oct 4, 2011). Video games and the new civics. In E. Gerber (Chair), Segal seminar series [Video file]. Evanston, IL: Segal Design Institute, Northwestern University. Retrieved from