Psychology, Philosophy, Feminism, Gender, Masculinity, Technology, Parenting, Education


Jordan Shapiro's academic background is in archetypal psychology and phenomenology. In addition to teaching at Temple, Shapiro is senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. His Forbes' column (2012-17) on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture was read by over 5 million people around the world. He is an international speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways. His book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World (Little, Brown Spark 2018) changed the cultural conversation about parenting and screen time, and has been translated into 11 languages. In Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad (Little, Brown Spark 2021), Shapiro offers a norm-shattering perspective on fatherhood, family, and gender essentialism.


Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • IH I: The Good Life 851
  • IH I: The Good Life 951
  • IH II: The Common Good 852
  • IH II: The Common Good 952
  • GSWS: Gender and World Societies 824

Media Mentions

Jordan Shapiro Cited as Expert in The Washington Post
via The Washington Post on October 01, 2023

Jordan Shapiro Cited as Expert in The Washington Post

Associate Professor of Instruction in the Intellectual Heritage Program,...