Richard E. Clark

Richard E. Clark

Research Professor of Education

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Educational Psychology


Expert on computers and television in teaching, computers for corporate training and evaluation, criticism of computer use in education, learning from media, learning in distance education

Richard E. Clark


Dr. Richard Clark's interest is in the development of evidence-based practice for teaching complex knowledge to adults in school and at work. He specializes in reviews of research and best practice on strategies for human performance improvement including organizational gap analysis, the development of advanced expertise using cognitive task analysis, performance motivation and on current applications of instructional technology for instruction.

His books include: Turning Research Into Results: A guide to selecting the right performance solutions (2002, CEP Press), which received the 2003 International Society for Performance Improvement Award of Excellence, and Learning from Media: Arguments, analysis and evidence (2001, Information Age Publishers). In 2002, he won the Thomas F. Gilbert distinguished professional achievement award from ISPI, and in 2003, he received the Socrates award for excellence in teaching in the Rossier School of Education.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 15, Educational Psychology), a Fellow in the Association of Applied Psychology and a Founding Fellow of the American Psychological Society. He teaches courses in learning theory, motivation research and instructional design.

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