Rupananda Misra, Ed.d, M.S
Rupananda Misra has an interdisciplinary background in health, technology, communication and education. Rupa has held higher education teaching positions for the past 20 years. Well-versed on the use of media and technologies to enhance and complement the K-12 curriculum, Rupa has worked with hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school teachers in the integration of learning technologies in learning environments and its impact on how we think, learn, and make decisions. He has taught in the traditional classroom environment and, since 2002, hybrid and online courses. He is especially interested in understanding the underlying mechanism in the design of e-learning applications from the perspective of representation and meaning-making. Rupa has held teaching positions at Drexel University, Columbia University, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, West Virginia University, and Purdue University. Rupananda’s NIH postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University in health/consumer informatics focused on exploring technology-mediated information interventions to promote healthy behavioral choices. It examined the use of participatory and user-centered interaction design methods in designing effective health care tools. Rupananda has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, authored books and presented at several conferences.