PresenterPhotoAnne Reed currently serves as the founding Director of Micro-Credentials at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.

In this role, she developed a process to propose, review, develop, and implement new micro-credentials at the university. She currently serves on multiple advisory boards, and as co-chair the leadership team for UPCEA, Council for Credential Innovation.  Anne has authored, co-authored, and contributed to numerous articles, book chapters, and reports, including the recently co-authored chapter “Using Digital Badges to Design a Comprehensive Model for High-Impact Experiential Learning” published in Credential Innovations for Inclusive Pathways to Professions (2002).  She has also served as principal or co-investigator on state and federal grants, including as Co-PI on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator project: A Universal Framework of Micro-Credentials for Nation-Wide Employment. Previously she served as Lead Learning Designer for the Graduate School of Education at UB, and as Program Manager for Open SUNY. She is the co-founder of the Meaningful Gamification Academy (MeGa). 

As a current PhD candidate in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning; her research examines the influence of micro-credentials design processes on the production of reusable artifacts.