James W. Pellegrino is Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Co-director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute. He is the former Dean of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Pellegrino is an American Educational Research Association Fellow, a lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and a past member of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council. In 2007 he was elected to lifetime membership in the National Academy of Education. His research and development interests focus on thinking and learning and the implications of cognitive research and theory for assessment and instructional practice.
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