The Department of Psychology Welcomes Dr. David Daniel for a Special Lecture on May 13 at 11 a.m.


Dr. David Daniel (James Madison University) will be giving a special lecture at the Gold Auditorium entitled “Preaching or Teaching: Developing Useable Knowledge for Teaching and Learning from Psychological Science.”

Dr. Daniel is a SDSU graduate and has built a remarkable career as teacher-scholar.  He received the American Psychological Association’s Division 2 Excellence in Teaching Award  and was just named a Fellow by the Association for Psychological Science. He is the recipient of the 2013 Transforming Education through Neuroscience Award and was rated in the top 1% of US educational researchers influencing public debate on education in 2014, amongst many other accolades. At James Madison, he was the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, the only university-wide honor for faculty who teach General Education courses. He was also recently appointed to a very prestigious National Research Council panel on the science of learning in recognition of his interdisciplinary translational efforts.
Dr. Daniel works across and between disciplines helping university teachers improve their teaching and guiding  students to become more proficient learners. He is currently completing a sabbatical at UCSD in the NSF funded Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (  He spent his previous sabbatical at Harvard’s Mind, Brain and Education program specifically because of his expertise and experience as a teacher and his ability to translate scientific findings into useable knowledge in education. He has been the managing editor of the journal Mind, Brain and Education since its inception and is one of the leading figures in that field. Despite pulls to K-12, Dr. David Daniel is committed to teaching and learning in university settings. He regularly consults with Teaching and Learning centers in the US and Canada and is a highly sought after speaker at teaching conferences focusing on college-level educators.



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