As PIRE is an international research effort, our research team is spread across multiple countries. The American contingent of our team is based at Michigan State University while the Finnish contingent is based at the University of Helsinki. Below are the members of the PIRE team.

The Finnish Team


Dr. Jari Lavonen - Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Katariina Salmela-Aro - Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Kalle Juuti

Janna Inkinen - Research Assistant

The U.S. Team


Dr. Barbara Schneider - Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Joe Krajcik - Co-Principal Investigator

Deborah Peek-Brown - Science Education Expert

Dr. Tom Bielik - Postdoc

Dr. Brianne Mohl - Postdoc

Chris Klager - Research Assistant

Jason Burns - Research Assistant