Jason Morphew, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Morphew is an Assistant Professor at Purdue University in the School of Engineering Education and serves as the director for undergraduate curriculum and advanced learning technologies for SCALE. He is affiliated with the Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST) and the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering at Purdue University. His research is interdisciplinary and focuses on the application of principles of learning derived from cognitive science and the learning sciences to design and evaluate learning environments and XR learning technologies that aim to enhance learning, interest, and engagement in STEM.
Dr. Morphew’s expertise in cognitive science, embodied cognition, and learning technologies has resulted in several publications in top-tier journals such as the Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Information and Learning Sciences, Applied Cognitive Psychology, and Mind, Brain, and Education. Professor Morphew currently serves as the course curator for the large enrollment (over 2500 students) first semester engineering course and has been recognized for excellence in teaching in the First Year Engineering program.
Dr. Morphew earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Educational Psychology within the Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning Division. Prior to pursing his doctorate, Professor Morphew earned his master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Wichita State University and his bachelor’s degree in Natural Science Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Dr. Morphew has taught math and science in middle school and high school where he combined scientific inquiry and engineering design to teach math and science.