Lauren Resnick

Lauren Resnick

Senior Scientist, Project Director, Learning Research and Development Center, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Pittsburgh

Lauren Resnick is an internationally known scholar in the cognitive science of learning and instruction. Resnick was centrally engaged in the 1990s assessment reform movement. She co-founded the New Standards Project (1990–1999) that developed performance-based standards and assessments. She served as advisor to the first chairman of the National Education Goals Panel and member of the National Council on Education Standards and Testing, the governing body that launched the nation's standards policy.

Resnick is a Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Pittsburgh, senior scientist and director emerita of the prestigious Learning Research and Development Center. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an elected member of the National Academy of Education and the International Academy of Education, and Lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Recognized both nationally and internationally, Resnick has received multiple awards for her research, including the 2009 AERA Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture Award, the 2007 Award for Distinguished Contributions in Applications of Psychology to Education and Training and the 1998 E. L. Thorndike Award, both from the American Psychological Association, and the 1999 Oeuvre Award from the European Association on Research for Learning and Instruction.