John E. Bell, Ph.D.
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Design Studio, Director

College of Education
Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane, Room 401 B-2

East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517/432-7712 * Fax: 517/353-6393 *

Synchronous hybrid collaboration and interactions in higher education

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Design Studio

Design Studio, Director

The Design Studio is a college-wide resource in the College of Education at Michigan State University. We support faculty in the use of innovative technologies and pedagogies for our academic work, including teaching, research groups, and academic meetings.


Educational Psychology &
Educational Technology PhD Program, Faculty

The EPET PhD program is designed to develop scholars and leaders in the study of human learnign and development in varied edcuational settings as well as the design, development, use, and impact of diverse technologies supporting learnign and teaching.

Idea-Based Teaching:
A Realist-Constructivist Approach


  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Masters of Divinity, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • Doctorate of Ministry, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Bachelors in Computer Science from Michigan State University

Prior Experience

  • Post doctoral research position in the College of Education at UC Berkeley working on spatial reasoning and hypermedia support of computer science instruction
  • Entrepreneur in the development of software for teachers and administrators

Spartan Wings

Crossway Multinational Church

Erickson Prayer Fellowship

  • For faculty, staff, and students
  • Join us for an informal brown bag lunch together
  • A time to encourage each other, pray, and study the Bible.