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University of Michigan School of Information

Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman

Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Education, Marsal Family School of Education, Professor of Information, School of Information and Professor in the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/647-8027
Office: School of Information/4435 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website News About Barry Fishman


Areas of interest

I teach courses and conduct research on learning environments, with an emphasis on transformative teaching and learning enabled by technology. This includes video games.

Honors & Awards

2017 Michigan Association of State Universities Professor of the Year


AB in English and American Literature, Brown University

MS in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University

PhD in Learning Sciences, Northwestern University


News about Barry Fishman

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UMSI faculty awards recognize excellence

UMSI faculty members Robin Brewer, Julie Hui, Barry Fishman and Anthony Whyte were recognized for their professional and scholarly contributions and services to the school.

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Provost names search committee for next UMSI dean

University of Michigan Provost Laurie McCauley has announced the appointment of an advisory committee to assist in the search for the next dean of the School of Information (UMSI).  

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