Professor of Education and Learning Sciences
Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Learning
Roy Pea is David Jacks Professor of Education and the Learning Sciences at Stanford University, Director of Stanford’s H-STAR Institute (Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research), and founder and Director of Stanford’s PhD program in Learning Sciences and Technology Design. Roy has published widely on K-12 learning and education, especially in science, math and technology, fostered by advanced technologies including scientific visualization, on-line communities, digital video collaboratories and mobile computers (Stanford). He co-directs the NSF-funded LIFE Center, examining how informal and formal learning can be better understood and connected (http://life-slc.org). He is co-author of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan for the US Department of Education, co-editor of Video Research in the Learning Sciences (2007), and co-author of the National Academy of Sciences book: How People Learn (2000). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Education, Association for Psychological Science, the American Educational Research Association, and was an IBM Faculty Fellow (2006). In 2004-2005, Roy was President of the International Society for the Learning Sciences. Roy also served from 1999-2009 as a Director for Teachscape, a teacher professional development services company he co-founded with CEO Mark Atkinson. Roy holds three patents in innovations in interactive video, with several other patents pending. He is a Director of Kogeto.com and serves as an advisor to several other companies.