Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and serves as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the acting Science Department Chairperson and Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Ramsey delivers keynotes, webinars and facilitates workshops for teachers nationally and internationally with a focus on using technology as a strategic classroom partner in designing learning environments grounded in inquiry fueled by student curiosity. Additionally, Ramsey is the host of the “Infinite Thinking Machine”, an internet TV show dedicated to sharing innovative ideas for teachers and students. Ramsey’s TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning” is widely popular with classroom teachers, and was the lead talk on TED’s first ever PBS TV premiere, “TED Talks Education.”
After graduating from the University of California Davis with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ramsey earned an MA and Ed.D in Education from the University of San Francisco. Since graduating, Ramsey’s research interests have shifted from using multimedia to manage student cognitive load, to a focus on harnessing multimedia as a tool in cultivating student curiosity, inquiry and motivation.