Aaron Doering is an American educator who is working as a professor at the University of Minnesota and the director and co-founder of the Learning Technologies Media Lab. Furthermore, he is known as an explorer, author, public speaker and adventure learning pioneer. He has won different awards in his lifetime including Tech Laureate of the Tech Museum Awards, Marty, and Jack Rossmann Award, Community and Outreach Engagement Faculty Awards.
Early Life and Career
Aaron Doering was born and raised on the farm of Southern Minnesota. He was passionate and wanted to spend his life for the environment and for education. He majored in geography. He used to work as a prior teacher and did Ph.D. in Learning Technologies.
Then, he designed online learning technologies and conducted research activities at the postsecondary level after completing his higher education.
He has delivered free online education programs like STEM, geography and GIS, Climate change and global cultures to millions of students worldwide. His most famous adventure learning program is The Changing Earth which inspired a local solution to global changes and kids worldwide.
He has developed other adventure learning programs such as the Arctic Transect, and the GoNorth! Adventure Learning Series, Earthducation, and North of Sixty°.
Aaron has mainly focused on how the adventure learning impacts the classroom experience, designing and developing online learning environments. He has published 80 journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceeding and has co-author the best-selling textbook Integrating Education Technology into Teaching.
He is a co-editor of The New Landscape of Mobile Learning: Redesigning Education in an App-based World. Moreover, he has founded the Learning Technologies Media Lab in 2010 with two of his colleagues, Charles Miller and Cassandra Scharber at the University of Minnesota.
Aaron's success has won him numerous awards such as Tech Laureate of the Tech Museum Awards, Marty, and Jack Rossmann Award, Community and Outreach Engagement Faculty Award and much more.
Even he has given an inspirational lecture and was honored for TEDx Speaker in 2012.
Aaron is married to his longtime girlfriend Amy Matthews, the host of DIY Network’s Sweat Equality. The husband and wife are blessed with a baby boy, Eli which completes his happy and small family.
Although he is quite busy in his job, he manages time for his wife and son.
Talking about Aaron’s net worth it must be somewhere around six figures as he has achieved a lot in his career. His wife's net worth is estimated around $700 thousand. She is a host of television show, DIY Network’s Sweat Equality, and a personal yoga trainer.