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 research focuses on creativity in K12 classrooms and exploring how teachers' prior learning experiences influence their current teaching practices. Dr. Beghetto has extensive experience working with practicing and prospective teachers in an effort to help them develop 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 a dozen educational and STEM-related research and evaluation projects.
Dr. Beghetto has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on classroom creativity and teacher development (see Publications). His newest book Killing Ideas Softly? The Promise and Perils of Creativity in the Classroom is published by Information Age Press and his recent book Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom (co-edited with James C. Kaufman) is published by Cambridge University Press.
Dr. Beghetto is the incoming Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Creative Behavior and serves as an associate editor for the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving. He also serves on the editorial boards of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts; Journal of Educational Research; Gifted Child Quarterly, and Creativity: Theories, Research, and Applications.
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).
Dr. Beghetto can be reached via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org