Dr. Willingham earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1983 and his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Today, his research focuses on the application of cognitive psychology to K-12 education. He writes the “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column for American Educator magazine. For more information, visit Dr. Willingham’s website.
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