Dr. Beghetto is the College of Education's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Education Studies at the University of Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Indiana University (with an emphasis in Learning, Cognition and Instruction).
His scholarship focuses on creativity in K12 schools and the influence of past schooling experience on K12 teacher development. He teaches (undergraduate and graduate) courses aimed developing new and transformative possibilities for teaching, learning, and assessment in K-12 schools and classrooms. Over the past decade, he has served as an outside evaluator on more than dozen educational and STEM-related research and evaluation projects.
Dr. Beghetto has published over 60 scholarly articles and book chapters on classroom creativity and teacher development (see Publications). His latest book Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom (co-edited with James C. Kaufman) is published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Beghetto serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Creative Behavior and the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving. He also serves on the editorial boards of Psychological Assessment; Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts; and the Journal of Educational Research.
Dr. Beghetto is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (Div. 10, APA). He is the 2008 recipient of Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research by an early career scholar. Dr. Beghetto has also received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. In Spring 2006 he received the University of Oregon 's highest teaching award for early career faculty (Ersted Crystal Apple Award).
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