Principal Investigator, Comm Tech
Assistant Professor, Learning, Technology, & Culture, College
Research Associate, MIND Lab
Dr. Mishra began collaborating on Comm Tech Lab projects with the
NSF-funded Girls As Designers Project in 2002. He joins
the Comm Tech Lab as a principal in fall 2004.
Dr. Mishra is an assistant professor
in the Learning,
Technology and Culture Program at the College
of Education, Michigan
State University. He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical
Engineering, Masters degrees in Visual and Mass
Communications, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
His research has focused on the theoretical, cognitive and social
aspects related to the design and use of computer based learning
environments. He has worked extensively in the area of technology
integration in teacher education and teacher professional development
both in face-to-face and online settings. He has received over $4
million in grants from national and international agencies. He has
published in peer-reviewed research journals, most recently in the
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Contemporary
Educational Psychology and Communications of the ACM.
Dr. Mishra teaches courses at both the Masters and Doctoral levels
and has received many accolades for his teaching. These include
a Lilly Faculty Fellowship and two nominations for the
Teacher-Scholar award. Dr. Mishra is also an accomplished
visual artist and poet. His work has been featured in international
design and puzzle magazines and websites. You can find out more
about him by going to http://punya.educ.msu.edu/
Reaching and educating at risk children in India. In collaboration
with the American Institutes of Research, Juarez Associates and
World Learning. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Teachers as designers: A problem-based approach to preparing
teachers. US Department of Education. Co-PI with Dr. Yong Zhao,
Dr. Matthew Koehler & Dr. Cheryl Rosean.
Children’s understanding of and interactions with anthropomorphic
robotic toys. Funded by a seed grant from the Institute for
Teaching & Learning, College of Education, Michigan State University.
Does Involving Girls as Designers Result in Girl-Friendly Science
Education Software? Comparing processes and outcomes of same-sex
5th and 8th grade girl and boy design teams. Funded by the
National Science Foundation. Co-PI with Dr. Carrie Heeter &
Dr. Rhonda Egidio.
Mishra, P. (1990) A 2 Z: A dictionary of design. Published
by The Industrial Design Center Press: Bombay, India
Mishra, P., Zhao, Y., & Koehler, M. J. (in press). Faculty
development by design: Integrating technology in higher education.
Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Publications (Selected journal articles & chapters in edited
Mishra, P. (1999/2004).
role of abstraction in scientific illustration: Implications for
of Visual Literacy. 19(2), 139-158. Reprinted in C. Handa (Ed.).
Visual rhetoric in a digital world: A critical sourcebook.
(pp. 177-194). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.
Mishra, P., Yong, Z., & Tan, S. (1999). From
concept to software: Developing a framework for understanding the
process of software design. Journal of Computing in Educational
Research. 32(3). 220-238.
Mishra, P., Nicholson, M., & Wojcikiewicz, S. (2001/2003). Does
my wordprocessor have a personality? Topffer's Law and Educational
Technology. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.
44 (7), 634-641. Reprinted in B. C. Bruce (Ed.). Literacy in
the information age: Inquiries into meaning making with new technologies.
(pp. 116-127). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2002). Art from randomness. How
Inverso uses chance to create haiku. Interactive Multimedia
Electronic Journal of Computer Enhanced Learning. Retrieved
October 2, 2004 from http://imej.wfu.edu/articles/2002/1/03/index.asp
Mishra, P. & Brewer, W. F. (2003) Theories
as a form of mental representation and their role in the recall
of text information. Contemporary Educational Psychology,
Koehler, M. J., Mishra, P., Hershey, K., & Peruski, L. (2004).
With a little help from your students: A new model for faculty development
and online course design. Journal of Technology and Teacher
Education, 12(1), 25-55.
Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (in press). Technological
Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A new framework for teacher knowledge.
Teachers College Record.
Mishra, P. &
Koehler, M. J. (in press).
Taking a byte out of design: Fostering design thinking on the first
day of class. Teachers College Record.
Koehler, M.J., & Mishra, P. (in press). Teachers
learning technology by design. Journal of Computing in Teacher
Hershey, K., Mishra, P., & Altermatt, E. (in press).
All or nothing: Levels of sociability of a pedagogical software
agent and its impact on student perceptions and learning. Journal
Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia.
Mishra, P. (in press). Affective
feedback from computers and its effect on perceived ability and
affect: A test of the computers as social actors hypothesis.
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia.
Mishra, P., Hershey, K. & Cavanaugh, S. (in press)
Teachers, Learning Theories & Technology. To appear in M.
Girod & J. Steed (Eds.), Technology in the college classroom.
Stillwater, Oklahoma: New Forums Press.