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Thomas Guskey, Ph.D.

Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
307 Dickey Hall
(859) 257-5748

Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Psychology, graduated from the University of Chicago. A former middle school teacher and school administrator in Chicago Public Schools, he was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. Dr. Guskey served on the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, the Task Force to develop National Standards for Staff Development, and was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association – the Association’s highest honors. He is author/editor of 22 award-winning books and more than 250 book chapters and articles. His most recent books include, On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting (2015), Reaching the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Data (with Roy & Von Frank, 2014), Answers to Essential Questions about Standards, Assessments, Grading, and Reporting (with Jung, 2013), and Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (2012).

Vita – (PDF)


Research categories: Assessment, Education Reform, Educational PsychologyGrading and Reporting, Evaluation