Daniel Schwartz

Dean of the Graduate School of Education and the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Educational Technology

Academic Appointments
Professor, Graduate School of Education
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
A member of the SUSE faculty since 2000, Dr. Schwartz studies student understanding and representation and the ways that technology can facilitate learning. He works at the intersection of cognitive science, computer science, and education, examining cognition and instruction in individual, cross-cultural, and technological settings. A theme throughout Dr. Schwartz's research is how people's facility for spatial thinking can inform and influence processes of learning, instruction, assessment and problem solving. He finds that new media make it possible to exploit spatial representations and activities in fundamentally new ways, offering an exciting complement to the verbal approaches that dominate educational research and practice.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Assistant and Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University (2018 - Present)
Programmer & Instructor in Lisp, C, & Assembler, . (2018 - Present)
Research Scientist, Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt (2018 - Present)
Teacher of Mathematics, Kitiwanga Day School, Kitiwanga, Kenya (2018 - Present)
Teacher of Mathematics, Science, Reading and Language Arts, Kaltag Jr. & Sr. High Schools, Kaltag, AK (2018 - Present)
Teacher of Remedial Reading and Writing, John Muir Jr. High, Los Angeles, CA (2018 - Present)
Degrees / Education
PhD, Columbia University, Human Cognition and Learning (1992)
MA, Columbia University, Computers and Education (1988)
BA, Swarthmore College, Philosophy and Anthropology (1979)
Teaching Certificate, University of Southern California (1981)