Dr. Dan Willingham, University of Virginia
The treacherous path from basic to applied science: The case of education
Dr. Dan Willingham is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely on the brain basis of learning and memory. Today, all of his research concerns the application of cognitive psychology to K-16 education. He writes the “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column for American Educator magazine, and is the author of Why Don’t Students Like School?, When Can You Trust the Experts?, and Raising Kids Who Read. His writing on education has appeared in thirteen languages.
Annually the Department of Psychology hosts a Colloquia Series throughout the academic year.