Susan Goldman

Professor Emeritus; Founding Co-director, Learning Sciences Research Institute


Susan Goldman

Susan Goldman (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/University of Illinois Chicago)

Susan Goldman’s work is concerned with helping educators and education researchers understand the learning process.

A pioneer in her field, the internationally renowned learning scientist strives to create innovations in curriculum, teaching and technologies that foster improved learning for children and adults alike.

She works across disciplines, from algebra to literacy, to build high-quality strategies that prepare students to meet challenges in college, the workplace and life. Much of her work is devoted to creating professional development resources for teachers.

Goldman and her collaborators will research and develop instructional approaches that emphasize complex comprehension — critical thinking and evaluation of multiple text sources within the areas of history, science and literature.

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