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At the Department of Educational Psychology we:

•emphasize the application of behavioral sciences to educational and psychological processes.
•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 communities.

Welcome to our 2018 new faculty!!

Tracy Dobie

Tracy Dobie

Assistant Professor
SAEC 3262

Joanna Drinane

Joanna Drinane

Assistant Professor
SAEC 3268

Monika Lohani

Assistant Professor
SAEC 3274

Keith Radlay

Keith Radley

Associate Professor, SP Program Director
SAEC 3225

Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program Information Sessions

Information sessions for the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program in October and November 2018 will be held using the on-line Zoom videoconferencing platform.  You will need a computer (or similar device) with audio/video capability and the ability to download/install the Zoom software.  In order to participate in one of the sessions below email the Training Director, Dr. Jason Burrow-Sanchez: and he will send you a link for the session.  Note: email the training director well in advance of the session date you wish to attend (a minimum of 2-days prior to the info session date).

**All times are MST so please make adjustments if you are in a different time zone**
Thursday, November 1st from 1pm to 2pm


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 >>

News & Announcements

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Last Updated: 10/8/18