The Office of Scholarship and Innovation

Our Mission

The Office of Scholarship and Innovation brings collaborative design-based problem-solving to educational systems; supports faculty research and scholarly inquiry in education; leverages new technologies for learning; and creates digital solutions for the dissemination of knowledge.

What We Do

Design Initiatives

Creating a new vision for educational innovation through a collaborative and open process of design. Learn more...

Scholarly Initiatives

Promoting and supporting the creation of new knowledge by our renowned faculty. Learn more...

Technology Initiatives

Changing the way we think about and use new digital technologies for learning. Learn more...


Meet the OofSI Team

Benjamin Scragg

Lead Design Strategist

I'm the Lead Design Strategist in the Office of Scholarship & Innovation, where I partner with schools to engage in open-ended design thinking and methodology to generate solutions to the unique challenges and...

Elizabeth Mirabal

Administrative Specialist

My typical day is filled with helping Punya Mishra get to his meetings on time and with everything that he needs, as well as making sure the OofSI keeps humming along.  I’m originally from Gallup, NM, also...

What's New

I just came across a quote from Alan Kay while browsing the...

Education and the arts are deeply connected. As the philosopher William James wrote in his book ...

We have been creating short videos to welcome the new year since 2008. This year was no exception. These videos, created on a shoe-...

It’s hard to believe it’s already the middle of December! Here in our office, we like to take the time to reflect on...

I love to talk about design and education. I like to hang out with people who care about design and education. This brings us to...