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Punya Mishra, Bio: Short version

Dr. Punya Mishra is Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.  He also has an affiliate faculty position in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on the theoretical, cognitive and social aspects related to the design and use of educational technologies. The readers and editors of Technology and Learning journal recently named Dr. Mishra as one of the ten most influential people in educational technology. Dr. Mishra is a gifted, creative and engaging public speaker, as well as an accomplished visual artist and poet. You can find out more about him by going to http://punyamishra.com/

Punya Mishra, Bio: Medium version

Dr. Punya Mishra is Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.  He also has an affiliate faculty position in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Prior to coming to ASU, Dr. Mishra was at Michigan State University where he directed the award-winning Master of Arts in Educational Technology program. In 2016 he received the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award for his comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and creative activities, instruction and outreach. He is serves on the Executive Council of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education. He started and served as chair of the Creativity Special Interest Group at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education for two years. He (with Dr. Matthew J. Koehler) co-chaired the SITE2011 conference and is former chair of the Innovation & Technology Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). He has also served as a member of the Board of Education of the Okemos Public School District. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on the theoretical, cognitive and social aspects related to the design and use of educational technologies. He has worked extensively in the area of technology integration in teacher education which led to the development (in collaboration with Dr. M. J. Koehler) of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, which has been described as being “the most significant advancement in the area of technology integration in the past 25 years.” The readers and editors of Technology and Learning journal recently named Dr. Mishra as one of the ten most influential people in educational technology. He has received over $7 million in grants, has published over 90 articles and book chapters and has edited three books. Dr. Mishra is an award winning instructor who teaches courses at both the masters and doctoral levels in the areas of educational technology, design, and creativity. Dr. Mishra is a gifted, creative and engaging public speaker, having made multiple keynote and invited presentations for associations and conferences nationally and internationally. He is also an accomplished visual artist and poet. You can find out more about him by going to http://punyamishra.com/

Punya Mishra, Bio: Long version

Dr. Punya Mishra is Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.  He also has an affiliate faculty position in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education.

Prior to coming to ASU, Dr. Mishra was at Michigan State University for 18 years, where he directed the award-winning Master of Arts in Educational Technology program. He received the 2016 William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award for his comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and creative activities, instruction and outreach. He started and served as chair of the Creativity Special Interest Group at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education for two years. He (with Dr. Matthew J. Koehler) co-chaired the SITE2011 conference and he also served as  chair of the Innovation & Technology Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). He was also a member of the Board of Education of the Okemos Public School District.

He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (from Birla Institute of Technology & Science [BITS], Pilani), Masters degrees in Visual Communication (from Industrial Design Center, IIT Mumbai), and Mass Communications (from Miami University, Oxford Ohio), and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

His research has focused on the theoretical, cognitive and social aspects related to the design and use of computer based learning environments. He has worked extensively in the area of technology integration in teacher education and teacher professional development both in face-to-face and online settings. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework for teacher knowledge for technology integration (co-developed with Dr. Matthew J. Koehler), has been described as being “the most significant advancement in the area of technology integration in the past 25 years.” He has received over $7 million in grants from national and international agencies. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed research journals and book chapters, and has edited three books. The readers and editors of Technology and Learning journal recently named Dr. Mishra as one of the ten most influential people in educational technology.

Dr. Mishra teaches courses at both the masters and doctoral levels at the College of Education in the area of educational technology, design, media. He has also taught courses and conducted workshops on creativity, innovation and design for the MBA program at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad) as well as the Executive MBA program at the Broad School of Business, Michigan State University. Dr. Mishra has received many accolades for his teaching, including a Lilly Faculty Fellowship (2001), the MSU Teacher Scholar Award (2004), the College of Education’s Teaching Excellence Award (2006), and the AT&T-MSU award for Instructional Technology (2008 & 2014).

Dr. Mishra is also an accomplished visual artist and poet. His work has been featured in international design and puzzle magazines and websites. His work on mathematics and visual wordplay was the focus of an exhibition at the MSU Museum. You can find out more about him by going to http://punyamishra.com/

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