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University of Michigan School of Information

Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman

Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Education, School of Education, Professor of Information, School of Information and Professor in the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Email: Phone: 734/647-8027
Office: School of Information/4435 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


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



"Professors Barry Fishman and Leslie Rupert Herrenhohl were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their work on Getting the most out of out-of-school STEM experiences"
Getting the MOST out of out-of-school STEM experiences

Professors Barry Fishman and Leslie Rupert Herrenkohl were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to help democratize STEM learning for all students.

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Fishman: Going Gradeless Requires Both Addition and Subtraction

In a new piece for the Teachers Going Gradeless blog, Professor of Information Barry Fishman explores different approaches to “going gradeless” or “ungrading” in higher education.

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