James W. Pellegrino

James W. Pellegrino

James W. Pellegrino is co-director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, and Distinguished Professor of Education. His unique blend of expertise — which combines knowledge of cognitive science, psychometrics, educational technology, instructional practice and educational policy — has led to appointment as head of several National Academy of Science/National Research Council study committees.

Throughout his career, Pellegrino has supervised several large-scale research and development projects funded by agencies such as NSF, ONR, AFOSR, NIH and private foundations. He has authored or co-authored more than 270 books, chapters and journal articles in the areas of cognition, instruction and assessment, and he has made numerous invited presentations at local, state, national and international meetings and at universities throughout the world.

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