CONTACT INFORMATION
1065 Educational Sciences
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1706
Office: 608-265-4602
Fax: 608-262-0843
dws@education.wisc.edu

Epistemic Games Lab
 

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY
David Williamson Shaffer is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology and a Game Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Before coming to the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Shaffer taught grades 4-12 in the United States and abroad, including two years working with the Asian Development Bank and US Peace Corps in Nepal. His M.S. and Ph.D. are from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he taught in the Technology and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Shaffer was a 2008-2009 European Union Marie Curie Fellow. He studies how new technologies change the way people think and learn.

 

EDUCATION
Ph D, Media Arts and Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

MS, Media Arts and Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

AB, History and East Asian Studies, Magna cum laude
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA