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Campus Overview

Our Mission


The basic mission of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah is service grounded in research and disseminated through teaching. The inquiry function of the department is the generation of knowledge through research. First, this knowledge serves to translate a range of research validated practices into functional educational services for individuals from early childhood through late adulthood. Second, research forms the knowledge core for the effective instruction and training of licensed and credentialed students. The creation of a research knowledge base and the training of students are designed to serve the educational needs of the university, community, and state. The students trained by the Department of Educational Psychology will be the leadership professionals of tomorrow.

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General Contact Information


Our offices are now located in the Sorenson Arts & Education Complex (SAEC)

Mailing Address:
1721 Campus Center Drive, SAEC 3220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-8914

Phone: (801) 581-7148
Fax: (801) 581-5566

Staff Information


Anne Cook - Department Chair
e-mail: anne.cook@utah.edu
SAEC 3252
phone: 801-587-1734

AJ Metz - Associate Chair
email: aj.metz@utah.edu
SAEC 3227
phone: 801-587-1719

Linda Bredin - Administrative Assistant
e-mail: linda.bredin@utah.edu
SAEC 3243
phone: 801-581-6811

JoLynn Yates - Academic Coordinator
e-mail: jo.yates@utah.edu
SAEC 3220
phone: 801-581-7148

Bailey Caldwell - Office Assistant
e-mail: bailey.caldwell@utah.edu
SAEC 3220
phone: 801-581-7148

Daryl Dowdell - Accounting Specialist
e-mail: daryl.dowdell@utah.edu
SAEC 3244
phone: 801-581-7153

Last Updated: 6/21/17