My Academic Heros (in no particular order)

“There is nothing so practical as a good theory.” Kurt Lewin Summary: Father of modern social psychology. “Freud the clinician and Lewin the experimentalist–these are the two men whose names will stand out before all others in the history of our psychological era. For it is their contrasting but complementary insights which first made […]

Learning to Share – More Woz Than Jobs

I don’t like to admit it, but sharing doesn’t come naturally to me. Like many I’m a great digital consumer, but quite guarded in what I produce and share. I’m learning that this just isn’t an acceptable position, at least not in the world of education. As an educator, I’ve benefitted so […]

Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning

I was privileged to present at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning today on “Making it fit: Matching instructional technology with learning task”. As always, I consider good talks as those that barely get the ball rolling and create more cognitive dissonance than convergent solutions. I’m not sure if I […]

SITE 2011

The SITE Conference 2011 was a good, albeit long week in Nashville, TN. I recommend Burger Up if you’re in the area and have a craving for a good bison burger — and a big thanks to Kristen and Tyler for breaking Mete and me out of our hotel purgatory and taking us there.

Anyway, […]

I know nothing.

I recently attended a talk by a very skilled, influential, and seasoned leader who, “in a dark night of the leader’s soul”, asked the question: Do I really know anything about leadership? His wasn’t a false humility, but genuine, albeit temporary, paralysis. Many of my doctoral cohorts and I seem to also be walking […]

Running into Space



Along with a few hundred million others, I have been glued to the World Cup as much as is possible for someone who does not have cable TV and is trying to write two large research papers. Perhaps you think fĂștbol is boring, wrought with poor Italian acting, archaic officiating […]

From Philly with Love

Welcome from rainy, windy Philadelphia. I’ve been down here the past couple of days for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Below I will list an eclectic mix of quick travel, research, and conference thoughts:

Here’s a painfully obvious, but oft neglected list of essentials when it comes […]

Professional Organizations

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Next Meeting: Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 10-13, 2010 Plan: I’m presenting 3 pieces of research in a paper symposium at the upcoming meeting. Previous Meetings Publications Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Next Meeting: Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 31 – April 2, 2011. Deadline for Submissions: […]