Sasha Barab is a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who researches, designs, and publishes extensively on innovation for impact. Across these innovations is a sensitivity to factors such as ecosystem integration, stakeholder alignment, storied truths, enacted agency, ongoing optimization, and sustainable and scalable outcomes. His research has resulted in numerous grants, dozens of articles, and multiple chapters, investigating knowing and learning in its material, social, and cultural context. Leveraging design-based and impact-based research methodologies, his current work investigates the power of games and the learning sciences to help ALL learners THRIVE in a complex, rapidly changing, digitally connected world. (Download Full Vita / Abbreviated Vita / Bio Sketch)