Marx, Ronald W.
Ronald W. Marx, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Stanford University
Primary affiliation: Office of the Dean
All associated units:
Educational Psychology, Office of the Dean
Ronald Marx (Ph.D. Stanford University) is Professor of Educational Psychology and Dean of Education at the University of Arizona. His previous appointments were at Simon Fraser University in Canada and the University of Michigan, where he served as the chair of the Educational Studies Program and later as the co-director of the Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education and the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools. His research focuses on how classrooms can be sites for learning that is highly motivated and cognitively engaging. In British Columbia, he conducted policy research that led to substantial reform of the province's schools. Since 1990, he has worked with computer scientists, science educators, scientists, and educational psychologists to enhance science education and to develop teacher professional development models to sustain long-term change. This work is highly collaborative with urban teachers and education leaders in order to create useable research findings that can support educational reform.