Punya Mishra is Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (with an affiliate  position in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts). As associate dean, he leads a range of initiatives that provides a future-forward, equity driven, approach to educational research and scholarship. He is internationally recognized for his work in technology integration in teaching; the role of creativity and aesthetics in learning; and the application of collaborative, design-based approaches to educational innovation. With over 45,000 citations of his research, he is ranked among the top 2% of scientists worldwide and the top 100 scholars who have the biggest influence on educational practice and policy in the United States. He is also an award-winning instructor, an engaging public speaker, and an accomplished visual artist and poet. More here…

Latest blog posts

The Postman always rings twice: Unpacking McLuhan (3/3)

The Postman always rings twice: Unpacking McLuhan (3/3)

This is the third of three blog posts about how media influence our thinking. The first post, used the invention of writing and print to unpack the meaning of McLuhan’s statement, “The medium is the message.” The second post, focused on a story by Ted Chiang that...

Unpacking McLuhan’s “The medium is the message” (1/3)

Unpacking McLuhan’s “The medium is the message” (1/3)

This is the first of a series of blog posts about how media influence our thinking. This, the first post, uses the invention of writing and print to unpack the meaning of McLuhan’s statement, “The medium is the message.” The second post, focuses on a story by Ted...

The futures of higher ed with Phoebe Wagner

The futures of higher ed with Phoebe Wagner

The Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU runs a series of short stories and virtual gatherings that explore issues related to transformative change. Essentially they solicit and publish a (super-short) short story that explores “themes of community,...

Can a computer program be sentient?

Can a computer program be sentient?

Can a computer program be sentient? Or are machines just getting good at "behaving" in ways that make it seem that way? And what does the work of a 18th century caricature artist (and father of the modern comic book) help us understand what is going on when we...

Cybersecurity & the Future of Education

Cybersecurity & the Future of Education

I was recently interviewed by David W. Schropfer for his DIY Cyber Guy podcast. David is an expert on cybersecurity and, and that is the focus of his podcast. I am clearly not an cybersecurity expert, so I was somewhat surprised at being invited to his show. What...

Silver Lining for Learning as a driver of Innovation

Silver Lining for Learning as a driver of Innovation

We recently celebrated 100 episodes of Silver Lining for Learning (see the 100th episode or read my blog post about the journey). In this process we have had an opportunity to speak with some amazing people – educational leaders, innovators, administrators, deans,...

My favorite(?) failure

My favorite(?) failure

I was recently asked to write a chapter for a book that my colleague Ron Beghetto was editing with Laura McBain, called My Favorite Failure. Failure is never fun - and to pick one that was your favorite, is like deciding what your favorite form or torture is....