Dr. James Paul Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and a Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education. He works in both linguistics and education. His book An Introduction to Discourse Analysis (1999, Fourth Edition 2014) brings together his work on a methodology for studying communication in its cultural settings, an approach that has been widely influential over the last three decades What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (2003, Second Edition 2007) argues that good video games are designed to enhance learning through effective learning principles supported by research in the Learning Sciences.
Innovative approaches to education are present in his most recent books are: The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning (2013)
newest book is “Reconceiving Teaching, Learning, Literacy, and Development in our High-Risk High-Tech World Before it’s Too Late” (2017). Professor Gee has also published widely in journals in linguistics, psychology, the social sciences, and education.