Aaron Chatterji: Harnessing Technology to Improve Education

How Duke research is helping educators learn about what technology works in the classroom

In this “Ideas that Move the World Forward” video, Aaron Chatterji, associate professor of business and public policy, reveals the good and bad behind technology apps in the classroom and shares how he’s helping educators find what really works.

This is the first in the season of new videos produced by the Duke Forward campaign of short, inspiring talks by some of Duke’s most innovative thinkers whose ideas are forging real change locally and globally.

Chatterji’s research and teaching investigate some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business.

Before joining the Duke faculty, Chatterji previously served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) where he worked on policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure, and economic growth. In 2014-2015, Chatterji was a visiting associate professor at Harvard University Business School.

He has received awards, including an inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation, the Rising Star award from the Aspen Institute, and the Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar award.

Chatterji serves as a board member for Durham Communities in Schoolsand advises private, public, and social sector organizations on innovation and strategy. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He received his Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in economics from Cornell University.