Brier is Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, where he teaches courses on the history of public education, information technology and the history of higher education. He founded and is Coordinator of and a faculty member in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy doctoral certificate program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Brier is also co-director of the Graduate Center’s New Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research space for doctoral students and faculty, and serves as the Graduate Center’s Senior Academic Technology Officer.
Brier was the co-founder of the pioneering American Social History Project, which he directed for almost twenty years, and co-wrote, co-produced, and co-edited its award-winning Who Built America? multimedia curriculum, which includes textbooks, videos, CD-ROMs and websites. Working at the intersection of history and academic technology, he has published extensively on a range of academic and popular subjects as well as on the impact of information technology on teaching and learning inside and beyond the classroom. Professor Brier received his Ph.D. in U.S. History from UCLA.
Executive Editor, American Social History Project’s Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society, Third Edition, 2 vols. (Bedford-St. Martins, 2008).