Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

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Marsha Lovett, PhD

Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation
Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation
Co-coordinator of The Simon Initiative
Professor of Psychology (Teaching)

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Dr. Marsha Lovett is Director of the Eberly Center and a Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology. At the Eberly Center, she applies theoretical and empirical principles from cognitive psychology to help instructors improve their teaching. In her research, Dr. Lovett studies learning, memory, and problem solving. She has published more than fifty research articles on learning and instruction.

Throughout her career, Dr. Lovett has been deeply involved in both local and national efforts to understand and improve student learning. Her book How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (co-authored with past Eberly colleagues) distills the research on how students learn into a set of fundamental principles that instructors can use to guide their teaching. Dr. Lovett has also developed several innovative, educational technologies to promote student learning and metacognition, including StatTutor and the Learning Dashboard.