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Director, H-STAR, David Jacks Professor of Education and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science

Roy Pea

Director, H-STAR, David Jacks Professor of Education and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science
Roy Pea is David Jacks Professor of Education & Learning Sciences at Stanford University, School of Education, and Computer Science (Courtesy), and has been Director of the H-STAR Institute, Wallenberg Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 160, Stanford, CA 94305; His studies and publications in the learning sciences focus on advancing theories, research, tools and social practices of technology-enhanced learning of complex domains, including his role as Co-Director and Co-PI of the NSF-funded LIFE Center (2004-2014), which sought to develop and test principles about the social foundations of human learning in informal and formal environments with the goal of enhancing human learning from infancy to adulthood. He is also founder and Director of Stanford’s PhD program in Learning Sciences and Technology Design. He is co-author of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan for the US Department of Education, co-editor of Mirrors of Minds: Patterns of Experience in Educational Computing (1987), Video Research in the Learning Sciences (2007), Learning Analytics in Education (2018), The Routledge Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning (2020), AI in Education (2022), and co-author of the National Academy of Sciences books: How People Learn (2000), and Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technology (2003). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Education, Association for Psychological Science, the American Educational Research Association, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 2004-2005, Roy was President of the International Society for the Learning Sciences. Roy served from 1999-2009 as a Director for Teachscape, a video-based teacher professional development services company he co-founded with CEO Mark Atkinson.


D.Phil., Oxon., University of Oxford, England, Developmental Psychology (1978)
Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University, "Cognition" - Dual Major in Philosophy, Psychology, Minor in Linguistics (Highest Honors ) (1974)