Louis M. Gomez

Louis M. Gomez

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information

Louis M. Gomez is the MacArthur Chair in Digital Media and Learning at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Before joining the UCLA faculty he held the Helen S. Faison Chair in Urban Education, and was a senior scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at The University of Pittsburgh.

He is also currently serving as a senior partner at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Palo Alto, Calif. His scholarship focuses on understanding how to support organizational change in schools and other institutions. Along with his colleagues, Gomez has been dedicated to collaborative research and development with urban communities to bring the current state-of-the-art in instruction and support for community formation to traditionally underserved schools.

Most recently, Gomez has turned his attention to problem-solving research and development. This is R&D organized around high-leverage problems embedded in the day-to-day work of teaching and learning and the institutions in which these activities occur. He received a B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.