Reza Feyzi Behnagh


Assistant Professor
PHONE: (518) 442-5011
FAX: (518) 442-5008


 Dr. Reza Feyzi Behnagh


Reza Feyzi Behnagh is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Theory & Practice at the University at Albany, SUNY. He has received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He joined UAlbany in Fall 2014.

In terms of research, he is interested in how students learn and self-regulate their learning while learning about complex science topics with computer-based learning environments (CBLEs); how they plan and monitor their learning and use effective learning strategies; improving learners' metacognitive judgments; learning from multimedia content; using process and product data in studying self-regulated learning (SRL); using eye-tracking data (from devices such as SMI RED 250, Tobii T60, SMI Eye-tracking Glasses) and log-file data in researching SRL; and studying the effectiveness of Open Learner Modules (OLMs) in computer-based learning environments.

Reza has been a part of several interdisciplinary projects funded by NSF, NIH/NLM, IES and SSHRC, bridging the fields of educational psychology, cognitive sciences, science teaching, computer science, medicine, and medical decision making. Through these projects he has collaborated with several scholars at different universities in Canada (e.g., University of British Columbia) and the U.S. (e.g., North Carolina State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh, Illinois Institute of Technology). He has also presented at several conferences (e.g., AERA, EARLI, CogSci, AAAI) and has co-authored book chapters in international handbooks and published journal manuscripts.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2014)
M.A., Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran (2009)
B.A., English Language and Literature, Urmia University, Urmia, West Azerbaijan province, Iran (2005)

Journal Publications

Feyzi-Behnagh, R., Azevedo, R., Legowski, E., Reitmeyer, K., Tseytlin, E., & Crowley, R. (2014). Metacognitive scaffolds improve self-judgments of accuracy in a medical intelligent tutoring system. Instructional Science, 42(2), 159-181.

Azevedo, R., Harley, J. Trevors, G., Duffy, M., Feyzi_Behnagh, R., Bouchet, F., & Landis, R. S. (2013). Using trace data to examine the complex roles of cognitive, metacognitive, and emotional self-regulatory processes during learning with multi-agents systems. In R. Azevedo & V. Aleven (Eds.), International handbook of metacognition and learning technologies (pp. 427-449).

Bondareva, D., Conati, C., Feyzi-Behnagh, R., Harley, J., Azevedo, R., & Bouchet, F. (2013, July). Inferring learning from gaze data during interaction with an environment to support self-regulated learning. In C. H. Lane, K. Yacef, J., Mostow & P. Pavik (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer science: 7926. Artificial intelligence in education (pp. 229-238). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Khosravifar, B., Bouchet, F., Feyzi-Behnagh, R., Azevedo, R., & Harley, J. (2013). Using intelligent multi-agent systems to model and foster self-regulated learning: A theoretically multi-agent approach using Markov decision processes. Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2013).

Azevedo, R., Feyzi-Behnagh, R., Duffy, M., Harley, J., & Trevors, G. (2012). Metacognition and self-regulated learning in student-centered learning environments. In. D. Jonassen & S. Land (Eds.), Theoretical foundations of learning environments (pp. 216-260) (2nd ed). New York: Routledge.

Feyzi-Behnagh, R., & Azevedo, R. (2012). The effectiveness of a pedagogical agent's immediate feedback on learners' metacognitive judgments during learning with MetaTutor. In S. A. Cerri & B. Clancey (Eds.), Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) 2012, Lecture notes in computer science, 7315 (pp. 654-655). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Azevedo, R., Landis, R., Feyzi-Behnagh, R., Duffy, M., Trevors, G., Harley, J., Bouchet, F., Burlison, J., Taub, M., Pacampara, N., Yeasin, M., Rahman, M., Tanveer, M.I., & Hossain, G. (2012). The effectiveness of pedagogical agents’ prompting and feedback in facilitating co-adapted learning with MetaTutor. In S. A. Cerri & B. Clancey (Eds.). Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7315, (pp. 212-221). Springer: Heidelberg.

Azevedo, R. & Feyzi-Behnagh, R. (2010). Dysregulated learning with advanced learning technologies. In R. Pirrone, R. Azevedo, & G. Biswas (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2010 AAAI Fall Symposium on Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems. AAAI Technical Report FS-10-01. AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA.

Courses Taught

EDPE 635 - Theories of Learning & Instruction (McGill University, Winter 2014)

ETAP 638 - Media Literacy (UAlbany, SUNY, Fall 2014)

Curriculum Vitae