“Dr. Lennie” is a leading thinker on the evolution of what we know about learning, the learner and the learning place. Passionate about the unanswered solutions that leave students behind in their learning, she has pioneered research strategies addressing how the built environment impacts student engagement factors and learner success, and has designed future-focused, evidence-based design applications for 20+ years. Currently, she is the Owner & Principal of INSYNC:: Education Research + Design and acting Education Research Leader for DLR Group. Formally: the founding Director of Education Environments Globally for Steelcase Education; tenured, full-professor and chair of two design schools [Canada & USA]; Director of the iLAB Research Center, Radford University; professional interior designer, author, published researcher, national and international speaker. She loves being with family as well as sailing, traveling and staying curious.