Mikhail Epshteyn was born in Leningrad, USSR, at November, 21 1965.  He studied at the at Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute, Leningrad, USSR, 1983 – 1990, M.S., Teaching Mathematics and Computer Science, 1990. Dr. Epshteyn defended his thesis at 1998, Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia (Ph.D. in Education, Educational Studies).

His teaching experience includes:

  • College of Staten Island, NY, USA, 09/2016 – present, Associate Professor
  • St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 09/2009 – 09/2016, Associate Professor
  • Educational Center UCHATIE, Russia, 10/1993 – 08/2016, Instructor of educational programs

His management experience includes:

  • “School League”, CEO, 2012-2015, St. Petersburg, Russia (a non-profit educational organization that develops innovative programs in science education)
  • Educational Center “Uchastie”, Founder, CEO, 1991–2016, St. Petersburg, Russia (private school, a non-profit educational organization for teacher training and educational projects)


PhD, Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Scholarship / Publications

Epshtein, M,* Kozhevnikova, E., Belyakova, A., Maltseva, M., Ryazanova, I. (2017). Special Education in Russia. Chapter 4 in,  Michael L. Wehmeyer, James R. Patton, Michael L. Wehmeyer, James R. Patton. The Praeger International Handbook of Special Education. Praeger, 47-65.

Epshtein M.*, Rusakov A. (2016).  Model of innovation systems and its use in the development of the federal state educational standards of preschool education. Moscow: Sphere.

Epshtein M. *, Rusakov A. (2016). The use of a model of innovative facilities and features of formation of the basic educational program of the kindergarten. Moscow: Sphere.

Epshtein, M. (2016). In search of tradition: the pedagogical aspects of the study of Midrash text. Journal of Pedagogy, 8, 113-117.

Epshtein, M.*, Yushkov, A. (2015). Steps to techno-entrepreneurship. Journal of Public Education, 1, 182-190.

Epshtein M. *, Yushkov A. (2014). School and business: the experience of interaction. Four steps to Technopreneurship. St. Petersburg: School League.

Epshtein M. *, Yushkov A. (2014). School Week nanotechnology and Technopreneurship. How to organize and hold it.  St. Petersburg: School League.

Epshtein, M.*, Yushkov, A. (2014). The educational potential of production. Journal of Public Education, 10, 116 – 124.

Epshtein, M. (2014). School and the community: models of collaboration. School and the Community: Collaboration in the context of new educational standards. Experiences of Russia and the United States, 31 – 37.

Epshtein M. (2013) Alternative education. St. Petersburg: Educational projects.

Epshtein M.*, Puzyrevskiy V. (2012). Interdisciplinary integrative dive. St. Petersburg: School League.

Epshtein M. (2011). The method of projects. Historical crossroads. St Petersburg: Educational projects.

Epshtein M.*, Kazakova E, Ilushin L., et al. (2011). The educational program of the school. The concept of the project School League RUSNANO. St. Petersburg: Educational projects.

Cirulnikov A., Epshtein M.*, Rusakov A. (2008). Innovation in education systems. St. Petersburg: Educational Projects.


Courses Teaching

EDE 303
EDE 604