Barry Zimmerman Wins Thorndike Award

Barry J. Zimmerman (Dist. Prof. Emer., GC, Educational Psychology), who joined the doctoral faculty in 1974, received the 2011 E. L. Thorndike Award for Career Achievement in Educational Psychology from the American Psychology Association (APA). This prestigious award, which recognizes original, scientific, and empirically based research that contributes significantly to the knowledge, theory, or practice of educational psychology, honors Zimmerman for his vast research and writing on self-regulatory processes in learning and performance in diverse areas of human functioning, including academic fields (e.g., writing and mathematics), sport (e.g., volleyball and basketball), and health (e.g., asthma and sleep apnea). His research has been funded through the Center for Advanced Study in Education (CASE) by grants from the National Institutes of Health for his research in childhood asthma, and by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Educational Sciences, and the National Science Foundation for instructional interventions with at-risk students. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Educational Research Association. Professor Zimmerman, who retired recently, will continue his research with CASE.

Submitted on: OCT 4, 2011

Category: Educational Psychology, Faculty Awards