The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah emphasizes the application of behavioral sciences to educational and psychological processes. We are committed to training students in the new knowledge of education and psychology so that they can serve the educational and psychological needs of the state and national communities.


Bill Jenson

Dr. Bill Jenson has the honor of  receiving the University of Utah’s Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award for 2014-15. These awards are “established to recognize University of Utah tenure-track faculty members… whose innovations have demonstrated impact beyond academia and have improved the lives of ordinary citizens.. both nationally and internationally.” This award comes with a cash prize and recognition at the U’s commencement ceremony, as well as a banquet in the recipients’ honor.

AJ MetzDr. AJ Metz, received a University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award. This is a prestigious award given by the University Teaching Committee to “outstanding young faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching at the University of Utah.”
Congratulations to AJ on this important award!


bradBradley Bloomfield, a doctoral student in the school psychology program, recently gave a presentation at the 2015 convention of the National Association of School Psychologists in Orlando, Florida. He presented on a meta-analysis of mindfulness-based interventions for youth and caregivers with Aaron Fischer, Ph.D (University of Utah), David Klingbeil, Ph. D (University of Wisconsin), and Jessica Willenbrink (University of Wisconsin). This presentation discussed the results of a meta-analysis that evaluated the evidence base of mindfulness-based interventions as well as the practices that are most likely to lead to success. It was a fantastic presentation, and we are lucky to have Bradley in our department.