Jordan Shapiro, PhD is senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where he coordinates research and advocacy around digital technology and education policy. He also writes a Forbes’ column on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture that has been read by over 3 million people around the world. He’s an internationally celebrated speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways.
Shapiro is an advisor and strategist to the United States Air Force and Thomas Edison State College, helping to shape how they provide individuals sophisticated 21st century critical and agile thinking skills. During the week, you can find him in the classroom at Temple University, where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program, serves as the Associate Director for Digital Innovation at the College of Liberal Arts, and developed the University’s forthcoming curriculum in technological literacy; it’s the first of its kind in the United States, preparing students with a comprehensive understanding of the unique issues digital technologies pose for tomorrow’s workforce and a global economy.