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Eric Hamilton Faculty Profile

Eric Hamilton

Jan and Robert Davidson Endowed Professor of Education and Technology
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Eric Hamilton is a learning technologist who directs the International Community for Collaborative Content Creation (http://ic4.site), a five year research effort funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). During the 2018-2019 academic year, Dr. Hamilton is on leave serving in Geneva Switzerland as Sr. Manager for Critical and Emerging Issues in Curriculum and Related Areas for UNESCO's International Bureau of Education. His current NSF effort involves learners from six countries collaborating in digital makerspace activities. He has directed numerous research projects funded by NSF, the Department of Education, the US State Department, and the Microsoft Research Foundation since coming to GSEP. He recently completed a three year Fulbright Research Fellowship in Namibia, spanning work over three years. Prior to joining GSEP in 2008, he served as director of the United States Air Force Academy Center for research on learning and teaching. He has held two directorship positions at the National Science Foundation. While in those roles he supervised with signature program authority approximately $500 million in National Science Foundation investments in science and mathematics education and education research. Hamilton has also served as a visiting professor at Hiroshima University at the Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education; Visiting Professor at Tampere University of Technology in Pori, Finland; and was a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago. In addition, he has experience as a mathematics teacher for grades 6-12.



  • PhD, Northwestern University
  • MAT, University of Chicago
  • BA, University of Chicago

Selected Works

  • Foundations for the Future in Mathematics Education (Lawrence Erlbaum; 1st Edition), 2007

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