- Fulbright Award (2010)
Sasha Barab was a member of the IU School of Education faculty from 1997 to 2011. He served as professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Instructional Systems Technology from 1997 to 2011, director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology from 1999 to 2011, and Barbara Jacobs Chair of Technology from 2005 to 2007. Barab is currently a professor in the School for the Future Innovation in Society in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the co-founder and executive director of the Center for Games and Impact at Arizona State University while also holding the Pinnacle West Chair of Education. Barab is an internationally recognized learning scientist whose research focuses on innovation for impact. Barab has also served as a senior scientist and instructional designer at One Planet Education Network, an international e-learning and educational service provider in Boston, from 2004 to 2007 and as senior scientist of educational research at ActiveInk from 2000 to 2003. Barab received his B.A. in Psychology from American University in 1989, his M.A. in Education in the University of Connecticut in 1994, as well as his Ph.D. in Cognition and Instruction from the University of Connecticut in 1997. Barab received a Fulbright Senior Scientist Award in 2010 to travel to Australia and study storytelling in the 21st century while working to develop game-based versions with families. Barab also won a Cilt Synergy Award from the Center for Innovative Learning Technologies for his substantial contribution to the community in 2000.