Roy Pea

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

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Academic Appointments
Professor, Graduate School of Education
Professor (By courtesy), Computer Science
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Roy Pea is David Jacks Professor of Education & Learning Sciences at Stanford University, School of Education, and Computer Science (Courtesy), and Director of the H-STAR Institute, Wallenberg Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 160, Stanford, CA 94305; roypea@stanford.edu. 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, which seeks 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 Video Research in the Learning Sciences (2007), and co-author of the National Academy of Sciences book: How People Learn (2000). He is a Fellow of the 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 teacher professional development services company he co-founded with CEO Mark Atkinson.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Advisory Board, Education and Human Resources Directorate, National Science Foundation (2012 - Present)
Executive Committee, Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) (2013 - Present)
National Advisory Board, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop (2010 - Present)
NSF Task Force for Cyberlearning and Workforce Development, National Science Foundation (2010 - 2011)
Advisory Board, Kno.com (2010 - Present)
Advisory Board, STELLAR Network (2010 - 2013)
International Scientific Advisory Board, CICERO Learning Network, Finland (2007 - 2012)
Honors & Awards
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2019->)
Inaugural Fellow, International Society of the Learning Sciences (2018->)
Best Paper Award: "Collaboration Sensing" (with Schneider, B., Abu-El-Haija, S., Reesman, J.), Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK13) (2013)
Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2008-2009)
Fellow, American Educational Research Association (2008)
Faculty Research Award, IBM (2005-2006)
President, International Society for the Learning Sciences (2004-2005)
Fellow, World Technology Network Award (2002)
Fellow, National Academy of Education (2002)
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1995-1996)
Degrees / Education
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)