Lauren Brown Resnick

Title: Distinguished University Professor

Company: Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Recipient, FABBS Award, Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (2011)
  • Recipient, Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture Award, American Educational Research Association (2009)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award, American Psychological Association (2007)
  • Forum Fellow, National College for School Leadership (2002)
  • Visiting Scholar, The College Board (2001-2002)
  • Recipient, Oeuvre Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Learning and Instruction, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (1999)
  • Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum (1999)
  • Recipient, Edward L. Thorndike Award for Distinguished Psychological Contributions to Education, American Psychological Association (1998)
  • Visiting Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa (1993-1994)
  • Recipient, Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award, University of Pittsburgh (1993)
  • Fulbright Commission Research Scholar, University of Gothenburg (1991-1992)
  • Recipient, Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education, American Educational Research Association (1990)
  • Recipient, Alumni Council Award for the Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (1990)
  • Recipient, Best Research Article Award, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1989)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Medal, Teachers College, Columbia University (1988)
  • Recipient, Jerome S. Bruner Award, Please Touch Museum (1984)
  • Visiting Scholar, Laboratoire de Psychologie, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (1982-1983)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Tubingen (1981)
  • Research Travel Grantee, The Ford Foundation (1979, 1981)
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1976-1977)
  • Visiting Scholar, Tel Aviv University (1977)
  • Visiting Fellow, National Institute of Education (1974-1975)
  • Recipient, History Prize, Radcliffe College (1957)
  • Senior Fellow, National Center on Education and the Economy
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, American Educational Research Association
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, International Society for Design and Development in Education
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1996, 2001-2002, 2005)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2005)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1996, 2002-2003)


  • Honorary Doctor of Education, The University of Gothenburg
  • Honorary Doctor of Science in Education, Universite de Geneve
  • Doctor of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Radcliffe College, Magna Cum Laude

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