Research Team

Marginal Syllabus research team members are actively contributing to publications and presentations about open and collaborative web annotation, educator learning, open data, and learning analytics. The research team includes:

Remi Kalir
Remi Kalir is assistant professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. Kalir’s research about educator learning and everyday digital media practices has been supported by a 2017-18 OER Research Fellowship from the Open Education Group and a 2016 National Science Foundation Data Consortium Fellowship. He is currently chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Media, Culture, and Learning Special Interest Group, is Co-PI of ThinqStudio, CU Denver’s digital pedagogy incubator, and serves on the board of directors for InGlobal Learning Design. Read about Remi’s research at

Jeremy Dean
Director of Education, Hypothesis
Jeremy is a scholar-educator with fifteen years of experience teaching at both the college and high school levels. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked as a Project Leader in the Digital Writing and Research Lab for four years developing units and lesson plans around a variety of digital tools. Jeremy was previously the Director of Education at Genius where he facilitated educational applications of their interactive archive of literary and historical texts.

Francisco Perez
Ph.D. student, CU Denver
Francisco Perez is a Ph.D. student in computer science and information systems focusing on machine learning and online education. He was a 2017 GAANN research fellow and award winning researcher in crime hotspot prediction analysis from the Department of JusticeHis full-time work is as a data scientist in the field of mortgages and finance.