Tirupalavanam Ganesh
Tirupalavanam Ganesh
Associate Research Professor
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Tirupalavanam G. Ganesh is an Associate Research Professor of Engineering Education at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He serves as the program coordinator for the Engineering Education concentration in the PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (see http://engineeringed.asu.edu/). Ganesh’s research is largely focused on studying k-12 curricula, integrating engineering in k-12 education, and teaching-learning processes in both the formal and informal settings. He is principal investigator of the National Science Foundation sponsored project (2007-2011) Learning through Engineering Design and Practice aimed at designing, implementing, and systematically studying the impact of an informal middle-school engineering education program. He is married to Annapurna Ganesh, who is residential faculty in Early Childhood Education at Mesa Community College. Ganesh is an avid reader and collects books. He enjoys photography and in particular likes taking photographs of doors.

Research interests
Engineering education, STEM, K-12 education, educational development, data analysis


PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University, 2003
MCS, Computer Science, Arizona State University, 1994
BE, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Mysore, India, 1989