Robert L. Bangert-Drowns is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany and a project director in the National Research Center for English Learning and Achievement. He earned his joint Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1986 and joined the faculty of the University at Albany in 1987.
Dr. Bangert-Drowns is widely cited for his work in the areas of instructional technology, meta-analytic methodology, and educational programs designed for the prevention and rehabilitation of drug-related social problems. His work has appeared in such journals as Psychological Bulletin, Review of Educational Research, American Educational Research Journal, and Addiction. Dr. Bangert-Drowns is a member of the American Educational Research Association and its Instructional Technology special interest group, the American Psychological Association and its Educational Psychology division, and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society.
He was the recipient of the Harold E. Mitzel Award for Meritorious Contribution to Educational Practice Through Research from the Journal of Educational Research and the Hinsdale Scholar Award for Scholarship and Professional Promise from the University of Michigan's School of Education. Dr. Bangert-Drowns is currently investigating instructional programs for enhancing higher-order thinking, the effectiveness ofwriting across the curriculum programs, and the quality of students' thinking in interactions with instructional technologies. He directs the Albany Consortium for Research in Instructional Design and Theory (ACRIDAT), a forum and work group for students and faculty interested in research on instruction.