Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a world-renowned thought-leader on global policy and education. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where he coordinates research and advocacy around digital technology and playful education. His Forbes' column on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture has been read by over 4 million people around the world, also resulting in a Twitter following (@jordosh) of more than 111,000. He's an internationally celebrated speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways.
Shapiro works as a consultant for the United States Air Force, helping to make sure Air University’s officer training and professional military education remains pedagogically and technologically relevant in a rapidly changing world. He has been a pioneer in new adult education at Thomas Edison State University, where he developed their soon-to-be-released flagship course “Critical Thinking with Video Games.” He is also a member of Teach For All's Global Advisory Council and a regular participant at the World Economic Forum, where he focuses on how to bring playful, empowering education to children all over the globe. During the week, you can find him in the classroom at Temple University, where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program and developed the University's forthcoming core curriculum in technological literacy (the first of its kind in the United States, preparing students with a comprehensive understanding of the issues digital technologies pose for tomorrow's workforce and a global economy).
He lives in Philadelphia, where he regularly plays video games with his nine- and eleven-year-old sons.