IAMSE 2017 Plenary – Jeffrey D. Karpicke

KarpickeJeffrey Karpicke is the James V. Bradley Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University and is an expert on applying cognitive science to education. He received a B.A. in psychology from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Karpicke’s research sits at the interface between cognitive science and education, with a specific emphasis on the importance of retrieval processes for learning. The goal of Karpicke’s research is to identify effective strategies that promote long-term, meaningful learning and comprehension.

Karpicke’s research has been funded by over $7 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Institutes of Health. Karpicke’s research is routinely covered in the media (e.g., The Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal). He is author of over 40 publications, including two papers published in Science magazine. Karpicke is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Karpicke is also recognized as one of the top teachers at Purdue University. He has received four teaching awards at Purdue, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy, the highest teaching award bestowed by the university. He is a Fellow of the Teaching Academy at Purdue University.

Karpicke is director of the Cognition and Learning Laboratory at Purdue University. The laboratory’s website is http://learninglab.psych.purdue.edu/. You can reach Jeffrey Karpicke via email at karpicke@purdue.edu.