Susan R. Goldman

Distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences, psychology and education; founding co-director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute


Susan Goldman

Susan Goldman (Photo: Jenny Fontaine)

Susan R. 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.

With a U.S. Department of Education grant, 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. The $19.2 million project links more than 30 years of her research on subject matter learning, instruction, assessment and roles for technology.

Goldman is a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

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