At the Department of Educational Psychology we:
•emphasize the application of behavioral sciences to educational and psychological
•are committed to training students in the knowledge of education and psychology so
that you can serve the educational and psychological needs of the state and national
2018-2019 J. George Jones, Jr and Velma Rife Jones Endowed Lecture Series
Benjamin Crump, J.D.
Welcome to our 2018 new faculty!!
JOB OPENINGS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with primary responsibilities in Measurement in the Learning Sciences program. The Learning Sciences program offers undergraduate and graduate instruction in the areas of learning, cognition, and educational psychology. Faculty members conduct basic or applied research in their area of expertise, and also provide support to the department’s other graduate degree programs in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Reading and Literacy. Find out more about this opening >>
The University of Utah seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the learning sciences focused on STEM learning in museums and informal contexts. This is a joint hire between the College of Education and the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU), both at the University of Utah. Faculty appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Educational Psychology (Learning and Cognition Program). Find out more about this opening >>
Aaron Fischer is the recipient of the Dee Endowed Professorship in School Psychology
Congratulations to Aaron Fischer, Assistant Professor in School Psychology, This is the first endowed professorship in the College. It is made possible by a generous donation from the Candace and Tim Dee family.
NSF Funds College of Education and NHMU to Develop Online Learning Environment
Principal investigators Kirsten Butcher, Mitch Power, and Madlyn Runburg will lead an interdisciplinary team of educational researchers, museum educators, and scientists who will combine their expertise to develop curriculum for middle school students which will emphasize a major disciplinary core idea in life sciences — Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics.
AJ Metz and Karen Tao receive NSF Grant
Factors for STEM Students Success: The Relative Influence of Self-Efficacy, Mentorship, Leadership, & Belonging. This project will support three cohorts of five undergraduate computer science students through scholarships, training, mentoring, and leadership roles as well as investigate and address factors for STEM student success.
Zac Imel and Eric Poitras receive College of Ed Grant
Computer Assisted Collaborative Learning Environment for Mental Health Counseling This project aims to develop and evaluate an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) that leverages natural language processing algorithms for automated formative feedback to promote skill acquisition in a collaborative learning environment in the domain of mental health counseling.