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David Feldon

David Feldon

Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Phone: (435) 797-0556
Email: david.feldon@usu.edu

Biography

Dr. Feldon is an associate professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at USU.  His research examines two lines of inquiry that are distinct but mutually supportive. The first characterizes the cognitive components of expertise as they contribute to effective and innovative problem solving as well as how they affect the quality of instruction that experts can provide. The second examines the development of research skills within STEM disciplines as a function of instruction and other educational support mechanisms. He also conducts some research into technology-facilitated instructional approaches and research methods for examining them. Dr. Feldon earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology and his M.S. in instructional technology from the University of Southern California, completed his postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, and held tenure-track positions at the University of South Carolina, Washington State University, and the University of Virginia prior to joining the USU faculty. (Link to Vitae)

Research Interests

expertise
development of research skills within STEM disciplines

Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology (2004), University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, Inaccuracies in Expert Self-Report: Errors in the Description of Strategies for Designing Psychology Experiments
Richard E. Clark (Chair), Lee Shulman, John L. Horn, and David D. Marsh

M.S. Ed., Instructional Technology (1999), University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, Evaluation of a Bottom-Up Technology Integration Approach Emphasizing Software for Classroom Settings
Allen Munro (Chair)

B.A., Cognitive Science; Minor in Philosophy (1997), Johns Hopkins University

Selected Publications

*Please download my Vitae for a complete list of publications and presentations.