Brian K. Smith
M.S. Program in Learning Technologies, Drexel University
Brian Smith is on faculty at Drexel University in the M.S. Program in Learning Sciences. He was previously Dean of Continuing Education at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and a faculty member at MIT's Media Laboratory and Penn State's Colleges of Education and Information Sciences & Technology where he designed and studied computer systems to support human performance and learning. Brian holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University.
Brian has served in RISD's "STEM to STEAM" initiative, an effort to introduce art and design thinking into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. He is particularly focused on the educational aspects of this, how pedagogy in the arts and sciences might be combined to create new modes of exploration and experimentation.