Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman

Chair, Digital Innovation Advisory Group

Role: Barry serves as an Academic Innovation Fellow, and is Chair of the Digital Information Advisory Group. Barry is a faculty member in the Schools of Information and Education, and serves as Director of the Bachelor of Science in Information Program. Barry's research focuses on: video games as models for learning environments, the role of technology in supporting teacher learning, and the development of usable, scalable and sustainable learning innovations. He is the co-creator of GradeCraft, a game-inspired learning management system.

Experience: Barry has been on the faculty at Michigan since 1996. He was co-author of the Obama Administration’s 2010 U.S. National Educational Technology Plan, and served as Associate Editor of The Journal of the Learning Sciences from 2005-2012. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education. He was the 2010 recipient of the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, and the 2001 recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies from the American Educational Research Association.

PhD in Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy
MS in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, School of Education
AB in English and American Literature, Brown University