Edward P. Clapp, Ed. D.
Edward P. Clapp is a senior research manager and a member of the core research team working on the Agency by Design (AbD) initiative—an investigation of the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning—at Project Zero, an educational research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Edward’s current research interests include creativity and innovation, “maker” education, design thinking, and contemporary approaches to arts teaching and learning. In addition to his work as an educational researcher, Edward is an HGSE Lecturer on Education and a visiting adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2013 Edward coedited Expanding Our Vision for the Arts in Education, the most recent special issue of the Harvard Educational Review. Independently, in 2010 Edward edited the anthology 20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, a collection of 20 essays about the future of the arts sector written by young and emerging arts leaders under the age of 40. Edward holds a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) and Masters of Education (Ed.M.) from HGSE, a Masters of Letters (M.Litt.) in poetry from the University of Glasgow/Strathclyde, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.