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(last updated: October 2012)



University of Connecticut

Neag School of Education

2131 Hillside Road

Storrs, CT 06269-3007



2001 Yale University (New Haven, CT) Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology

1998 Yale University (New Haven, CT) M. Phil., Cognitive Psychology

1997 Yale University (New Haven, CT) M. S., Cognitive Psychology

1995 University of Southern California Los Angeles, B. A., cum laude, Psychology (Honors) and Creative Writing



2013-present Professor, Department of Educational Psychology (tenured), University of Connecticut

2002-2013 Founding Director, Learning Research Institute, California State University at San Bernardino

2011-2013 Professor, Department of Psychology (tenured), California State University at San Bernardino

2006-2011 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology (tenured), California State University at San Bernardino

2002-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University at San Bernardino

2000-2002 Associate Research Scientist, Center for New Constructs, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ



2012 Award for Excellence in Research, Mensa Education & Research, Foundation and Mensa International, Ltd.

2012 Paul Farnsworth Award (APA’s Division 10) for service to the division

2011 Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Southern Australia

2010 CSUSB’s Department of Psychology Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

2009 Western Psychological Association Early Career in Research Award

2008 E. Paul Torrance Award from National Association for Gifted Children’s Creativity Division

2005 CSUSB’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Professional Growth Award

2004, 2011 CSUSB’s Department of Psychology Outstanding Faculty Professional Development Award

2003 Daniel E. Berlyne Award (APA’s Division 10) for outstanding research by a junior scholar

1998-99 University Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University



2014 $64,504 from Partnership for 21st Century Skills for “Preparing for the Future Through Research on 21st Century Skills” (w/J. A. Plucker & R. A. Beghetto)

2005 $90,000 from a joint effort of the CSUSB College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CSUSB Presidential Initiative Fund (w/ M. Agars)

2002 $151,823 from the Graduate Record Examination Board for “Preliminary Research to Develop a Standardized Letter of Recommendation” (w/ A. M. Walters, P. C. Kyllonen, J. Plante, & G. Galloway)

2001 $96,535 from the National Center for Educational Statistics for “Exploring the ‘creative’ in creative writing: A re-analysis of creative writing from the 1998 NAEP classroom writing study” (w/ C. A. Gentile)

2000 $84,500 from the Graduate Record Examination Board for “Non-cognitive constructs for the GRE” (w/ P. C. Kyllonen, A. M. Walters, & A. M. Gallagher)



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