Dr. Harley’s primary area of research is the application of psychology to educational and technology-rich contexts. Their research has examined cognitive and emotional processes in intelligent tutoring systems (A.I. in education), simulations, games, and mobile apps. Emotion regulation, human-computer interaction, physiological measures of emotion, self- and co-regulated learning, media literacy, LGBTQ+ issues in education, and academic-industry R&D collaborations figure prominently into Dr. Harley’s research interests. They are the Director of the Computer-Human Interaction: Technology, Education, and Affect (CHI-TEA) Laboratory. Dr. Harley's research and teaching have led to appearances on CBC News, Global News, CTV News, Radio-Canada: Le Téléjournal, and the Edmonton Journal, amongst other media outlets. They are the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award administered by the Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning (TICL) SIG of the American Educational Research Association and a co-recipient of the 2017 TICL Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award for the LEADS project.