Richard Shavelson

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Richard J. Shavelson is an educational psychologist who has published over 100 research articles and books in the fields of educational assessment, cognitive psychology, and science education. He is an emeritus professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a former dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and a past president of the American Educational Research Association.[1]

Shavelson earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford. Before he joined the Stanford faculty, Shavelson was a professor at UCLA and the University of California, Santa Barbara.[2] He received the E. L. Thorndike Award from the American Psychological Association in 2010; the award recognized his research contributions in educational psychology.[3]

His father was famed screenwriter Mel Shavelson.


  1. ^ "Richard Shavelson". National Academy of Education. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Guide to the Richard J. Shavelson Papers". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "E. L. Thorndike Award for Career Achievement in Educational Psychology". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
Educational offices
Preceded by
Lauren Resnick
President of the

American Educational Research Association

Succeeded by
Nancy Cole