SILC Alumni Member (former SILC Faculty Member, University of California, Los Angeles) and member of our Spatial Network.
Biographical Sketch: LOUIS M. GOMEZ
B.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook, Psychology, 1974
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Psychology, 1979
2009‐ current present Professor, School of Education, Learning Sciences and
Policy Program, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Senior
Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center, The
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1993‐2009 Professor, School of Education & Social Policy, Learning Sciences &
Department of Computer Science –
1986‐93 Director, Human‐Computer Systems Research ‐ Bellcore, Morristown, N.J
1979‐86 Member of Technical Staff, Bellcore, Murray Hill, NJ
Helen Faison Chair of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh
Aon Professor of the Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
Five Most Recent Publications
Bransford, J. D., Stipek, D. J., Vye, N. J., Gomez, L. M., & Lam, D. (Eds.). (2009), The role
of research in educational improvement. Cambridge: Harvard Education
Bransford, J. D., Stipek, D. J., Vye, N. J., Gomez, L. M., & Lam, D. (2009). Equity,
excellence, elephants, and evidence. In Bransford, J. D., Stipek, D. J., Vye, N. J.,
Gomez, L. M., & Lam, D. (Eds), The role of research in educational improvement
(1‐17). Cambridge: Harvard Education Press.
Gomez, L. M., & Hentschke, G. C. (2009). K‐12 education and the role of for‐profit
providers. In Bransford, J. D., Stipek, D. J., Vye, N. J., Gomez, L. M., & Lam, D.
(Eds), The role of research in educational improvement (137‐159).
Cambridge: Harvard Education Press.
Herman, P., Perkins, K., Hansen, M., Gomez, L., & Gomez, K (2010). The Effectiveness
of Reading Comprehension Strategies in High School Science Classrooms.
in Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference of the Learning
Sciences. Gomez, K., Radinsky, J., Goldman, S. &Pellegrino, J. (Editors).
Krakowski, M., Ratliff, K. Gomez, L., & Levine, S. (2010). Spatial intelligence and the
research ‐ practice challenge. Proceedings of the 2010 Interactional
Conference of the Learning Sciences. Gomez,K., Radinsky, J., Goldman, S. &
Pellegrino, J. (Editors)
Five Other Recent Publications
Herman P. & Gomez L. M. (2009). Taking Guided Learning Theory to School:
Reconciling the Cognitive, Motivational, and Social Contexts of Instruction. In
Tobias S. & Duffy T. Constructivist Theory Applied to Instruction: Success Or
Failure. New York: Routledge.
Spillane, J. P., Gomez, L. M., & Mesler, L. (2009). Notes on reframing the role of the
organizations in policy implementation: Resources for practice, in practice . In
Sykes, G., Schneider, B., & Plank, D. N. (Eds)., Handbook on education policy research
(409‐425). New York: Routledge.
Bryk A. S. & Gomez L. M. (2008) Ruminations on Reinventing an R&D Capacity for
Educational Improvement. In Hess, F. M. (Ed), The Future of Educational
Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform. Cambridge: Harvard
Herman, P., Gomez, L.M., Gomez, K., Williams, A., & Perkins, K. (2008). Metacognitive
support for reading in science classrooms. In proceedings of the
International Conference for the Learning Sciences,(ICLS ’08), June 24 ‐28
Gomez, L., Sherin, M., Griesdorn, J., & Finn, L. (2008) Creating Social
Relationships: The Role of Technology in Pre‐Service Teacher Preparation.
Journal of Teacher Education. 59, 117131
Selected Synergistic Activities (2000present):
Senior Partner, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Member, National Educational Technical Planning Committee
Member, Advisory Board, Pearson Publishing, Assessment & Information
Board of Trustees, Center for Assistive Technologies (CAST)
Member, New York City Educational Reform Retrospective Panel
Collaborators in the Last Four Years
Luis Amaral (Northwestern University), Anthony S. Bryk (Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement in Teaching), Kimberley Gomez (University of Pittsburgh), Phillip
Herman (University of Pittsburgh), Moshe Krackowski (Yeshiva University), Susan
Levine (University of Chicago), Jennifer Russell (University of Pittsburgh), Mary Kay
Stein (University of Pittsburgh), Uri Willensky (Northwestern University),
Graduate Advisors: Steven E. Palmer & Eleanor Rosch (University of California,
Thesis Advisor in the Last Five Years: Benjamin Shapiro (as of 6/1/10, Research
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin), Hisham Petry (current), Peter
Sponsor (6) Phillip Herman (Research Assistant Professor, Univ. of
Pittsburgh), Samuel Kwon (Assistant Professor, Concordia University), Ken Rose
(Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University), Ben Shapiro (as of
6/1/10, Research Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin), Kimberley
Williams, (Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh)