About the Center
Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Shapiro

Senior Fellow

Jordan Shapiro, Ph.d. is Forbes’ leading columnist on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture. An internationally known speaker and consultant on education technology, school reform, and 21st Century child-rearing, his unique perspective combines psychology, philosophy, economics, and mythology in unexpected ways. He has helped clients like the United States Air Force and Thomas Edison State College reconsider how to empower individuals with sophisticated critical thinking skills. During the week, you can find him in the classroom at Temple University, where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program and serves as the Associate Director for Digital Innovation at the College of Liberal Arts. His most recent book, FREEPLAY: A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss looks at the way the video games of the past (and present) impact our sense of identity. (Twitter: @Jordosh)