Colin Fredericks

Colin Fredericks

Senior Project Lead
Colin Fredericks
Colin Fredericks is somehow a perfect fit for this and only this job of Senior Project Lead, with a background that includes high school science teaching, radio DJing and administration, roleplaying game design, martial arts, and educational research. Since joining HarvardX in 2013, Colin’s primary work activities have included designing courses that may not launch, making more work for his colleagues, derailing everyone's plans, and completing non-primary work activities. In his spare time he writes detailed descriptions of nonexistent worlds and attempts to solve the shortest-path problem for the special case of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, with all the grace of a Starcraft Goliath navigating stairs. He somehow has a BS and an MS from RPI and a PhD in physics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.