Janice Gobert, Ph.D.

Janice Gobert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology & Learning Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Janice Gobert, Ph.D., has been a principal investigator on many projects that address technology-based science learning and assessment. Her specialties include technology based in visualizations and simulations in scientific domains, and her research areas are: intelligent tutoring systems for science, skill acquisition, performance assessment via log files, learning with visualizations, learner characteristics, and epistemology.

Dr. Gobert is an associate professor of learning sciences and psychology in the Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies and the Department of Computer Science. She also serves as the co-director of the Learning Sciences and Technologies Program. Previously, Dr. Gobert was an assistant professor at Western Michigan University, a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s School of Education, and a senior research scientist at the Concord Consortium. Until December 2007, she served as the North American editor of the International Journal of Science Education. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Toronto (1994) in cognitive science, and her master’s degree is from McGill University, also in cognitive science.