Jeff Kupperman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Education: University of Michigan, Ph.D., MA, University of Chicago, AB

Research Interests:

Development of technology-mediated programs that allow K-12 and university students to push the boundaries of play, communication, social action, and culture.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Creating opportunities and connections that help people learn in fun and inspiring ways, and get excited about ideas.

Who has had the greatest influence on your career?

Dr. Fred Goodman, Professor Emeritus of Education, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.


Olivia P. Maynard and Olof Karlstrom Faculty Award for Civic Engagement (University of Michigan – Flint, 2010)
Provost Innovation in Teaching Prize (University of Michigan – Flint, 2015)


Educational technology, design-based learning, games and learning, organizational culture, innovation.

Current Projects

Institute for Innovation in Education (
THEN: the journal of Technology, Humanities, Education, and Narrative