Dr. Brenda Bannan is an Associate Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Dr. Bannan’s research strives to integrate learning theory, systematic design processes and emerging technologies to improve education, training and performance contexts. Currently funded by the National Science Foundation in the Smart & Connected Communities award program, Dr. Bannan leads a team developing a smart city solution for emergency response and medical team training integrating mobile sensor-based technologies, activity stream data and learning analytics. She currently leads an action cluster in the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Global City Teams Challenge entitled “SMART Emergency Medical and First Response Multiteam Systems.” This project garnered first place in Wearable Technology for Learning Design at the European Commission Technology Enhanced Learning Conference. Her work has been published in the Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook and she has co-authored multiple chapters and papers in national and international academic journals. Dr. Bannan has been invited a keynote speaker and panelist for international and national organizations including most recently the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National League of Cities.