Jordan Shapiro


Jordan Shapiro, Ph.D. is a world-renowned American thought leader. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. His Forbes' column (2012-17) on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture was read by over 5 million people around the world. He is an international speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways.

Shapiro is an adviser and strategist to the United States Air Force and Thomas Edison State University, helping to shape how they provide individuals with sophisticated 21st century agile and critical thinking skills. He is also a member of Teach For All's Global Advisory Council and an expert adviser to the World Economic Forum. During the week, you can find him in the classroom at Temple University, where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program and developed the online version of the university's core curriculum.

His next book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World, will be published by Little, Brown and Company on December 31, 2018. He lives in Philadelphia with his two sons.