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Joseph Krajcik

Lappan-Phillips Professor

Ph.D., University of Iowa

115 Erickson


Joseph Krajcik serves as director of the CREATE for STEM Institute and is the Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University. His work focuses in improving the teaching and learning of science, kindergarten through college by engaging in innovation and research. Throughout his career, Joe has focused on working with science teachers to design and test learning environments to reform science teaching practices and to research student learning and engagement in project-based learning environments. He has authored and co-authored books, over 100 manuscripts and curriculum materials. Joe received many professional awards and recognitions for his contributions to the science education thought the years: George G. Mallinson Award from Michigan Science Teachers’ Association in 2014, Distinguished Professorship from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea in 2009, Guest Professorships from Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China in 2002 and 2018, and the Weston Visiting Professor of Science Education from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel in 2005. In 2020, Joe was elected to the National Academy of Education and received the prestigious McGraw Prize in Pre-K-12 Education in recognition for your many accomplishments and contributions to transforming education. He was an ISDDE Price for Excellence in Education Design winner in 2021.