A Passion for Education and Change
Aaron Doering is an associate professor in learning technologies at the University of Minnesota and the co-director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab. Aaron holds the Bonnie Westby-Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology, is a laureate of the prestigious humanitarian Tech Awards, and is an Institute on the Environment (IonE) fellow. He has delivered education on sustainability and climate change to more than 10 million students by dogsledding and pulking over 5,000 miles throughout the circumpolar Arctic since 2004. One of his current projects, Earthducation, is investigating the intersection of education and sustainability on all the continents over the course of four years.
Aaron gives hundreds of talks each year on adventure learning, design, online learning, and motivation. His academic writing is focused on how technology, online learning, and design impact the classroom experience.
Aaron has received millions of dollars in grants; has published more than 60 journal articles, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings; and is the coauthor of two books, The New Landscape of Mobile Learning: Redesigning Education in an App-based World and Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. Currently, he is principal investigator for four grants: Earthducation, with support from the Institute on the Environment and the Learning Technologies Media Lab; Explore15, with support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation; Project North of Sixty°, with support from the National Science Foundation; and GeoThentic, with support from the National Geographic Society.
When Aaron is not traveling the world he is spending time with his wife Amy Matthews and their son Eli.