Pädagogische Psychologie, Diagnostik und Evaluation
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Curriculum vitae

Education

Habilitation, Psychology, University of Munich 1986
Dr. phil. (Ph.D.), Psychology, University of Munich (summa cum laude) 1982
Dipl.-Psych. (M.Sc.), Psychology, Education, and Philosophy;
Technical University of Braunschweig and University of Tübingen
1977
National Academic Foundation Award (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) 1974 - 1977

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Academic Positions

Honorary Professorship, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education,
Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia
2015 - present
Research Chair (W3), Personality and Educational Psychology,
University of Munich
2012 - present
Chair for Personality and Educational Psychology (C4), University of Munich 2001 - 2012
Chair for Psychology (C4), University of Regensburg 1994 - 2001
Associate Professor (C3, Fiebiger Award), Developmental Psychology,
University of Regensburg
1991 - 1994
Associate Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung), Educational Psychology,
University of Frankfurt a. M
1989 - 1991
Associate Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung), Differential Psychology,
University of Heidelberg
1988 - 1989
Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Munich 1982 - 1988
Graduate Assistant, Psychology, Universities of Bochum and Munich 1977 - 1982

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Administrative Position

Chair, Advisory Board of the University of Munich 2010 - present
Member, Advisory Board of the University of Munich 2009 - present
Vice-President for Research, University of Munich 2007 - 2009
Board Member, Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research
(Lehrerbildungszentrum), University of Munich
2005 - 2007
Member of the Presidential Committees on University Reform, Study Reform,
and Salary Regulation, University of Munich
2003 - 2006
Associate Director, Department of Psychology, University of Munich 2002 - 2007
Member of the Senate, University of Munich 2002 - 2007
Director, Institute of Educational Psychology, University of Munich 2001 - 2002
Dean, Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Regensburg 2000 - 2001
Founding Director, Center for Higher Education Research and Development,
University of Regensburg
2000 - 2001
Associate Dean, Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Regensburg 1994 – 1996
1998 - 2000
Director, Institute of Psychology, University of Regensburg 1992 - 1994
Member, Board of Assistant Professors, University of Munich 1986 – 1988

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Professional Activities

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2015 - present
Member, Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions Committee,
American Psychological Association, Division 15
2015 - 2018
Visiting Professor, University of Manitoba and McGill University, Canada 2015 - 2016
Member, Advisory Board of Norwegian Research Council grant “Responsive
Teaching in Mathematics”, PI Kari Smith, University of Bergen, Norway
2014 - present
Member, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Munich 2013 - present
Member, Expert Group “Classification of Research Disciplines”,
German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)
2013 - present
Member, International Affairs Committee of Division 15,
American Psychological Association (APA)
2013 - 2016
Fellow, American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012 - present
Member, Advisory Board of NSF grant "Personalized Learning: Strategies to
Respond to Distress and Promote Success," PI Ivon Arroyo, University of
Massuchetts at Amherst, MA
2011 - present
Member, Advisory Board of Swiss National Science Foundation grant
“Parental Support and Affective-motivational Development During the
Transition to Secondary School”; Co-PIs Alex Buff, Kurt Reusser;
University of Zürich, Switzerland
2011 - present
Consultant, NSF grant "Beyond Boredom: Modeling and Promoting Engagement
During Complex Learning"; PI Sidney d’Mello, University of Notre Dame, IN;
Co-PI Arthur Graesser, University of Memphis, TN
2011 - present
Member, Advisory Board of NSF REESE grant on Learning with MetaTutor; 2011 - present
PI Roger Azevedo, North Carolina State University, NC
2011 - present
Chair, Bühler Award committee, German Psychological Society (DGPs) 2009 - 2012
Fellow, International Academy of Education (IAE) 2008 - present
Member, Expert Group Research Infrastructure in the Humanities and Social
Sciences, German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)
2008 - 2011
Member, Review Board Psychology of the German Research Foundation
(Fachkommission Psychologie, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
2006 - 2008
Member, National Consortium, OECD Programme for International Student
Assessment (PISA) 2006
2004 - 2008
Guest Professor, University of Zürich, Switzerland 2005
Member, Advisory Board, Agency for Quality Management (Qualitätsagentur
des Bayerischen Staatsinstituts für Schulqualität und Bildungsforschung)
2003 - 2008
Member, Advisory Board, Deutsch-Englisch-Schülerleistungen-International
(DESI)
2002 - 2006
Member, National Consortium, OECD Programme for International Student
Assessment (PISA) 2003
2002 - 2006
Member, OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA),
International Questionnaire Expert Group (QEG)
2002 – 2006
Visiting Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada 2002, 2004
Member, Committee for Educational Reform of the Gymnasium, Bavaria
(Bildungskommission Gymnasium)
2002 - 2004
Member, Committee for Teacher Education Reform, German Psychological
Society (DGPs)
2001 - 2007
Distinguished International Affiliate, Center for the Interdisciplinary Research
of Emotions, University of Haifa, Israel
1999 - present
Member, Committee for Teacher Education Reform, Standing Conference of
the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the “Länder” in the
Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz)
1998 - 2000
President, Stress and Anxiety Research Society 1996 - 1998
Treasurer, Stress and Anxiety Research Society 1988 - 1994

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Awards and Distinctions

Sylvia Scribner Award, American Educational Research Association, Division C 2017
Outstanding International Collaboration Award, SIG Technology, Instruction,
Cognition, and Learning, American Educational Research Association
2017
Professorial Fellowship, Australian Catholic University 2016
John G. Diefenbaker Award, Canada Council for the Arts 2015
Honorary Professorship, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education,
Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia
2015
Fellow Status, Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2015
Member Status, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Munich 2013
Research Chair, University of Munich 2012
Award for Outstanding Contributions to Educational Research,
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2012
Fellow Status, American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012
Fellow Status, International Academy of Education (IAE) 2008
TransCoop Award, Goals and Emotions in Achievement Settings (with A. J. Elliot) 2007
Stress and Emotion Research Award, SIG Stress and Coping in Education,
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2000
TransCoop Award, Academic Risk Factors in College Students (with R. P. Perry) 1997
Fiebiger Award in Developmental Psychology, State Government of Bavaria 1991

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Professional Organizations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA), Division 15
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • German Psychological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, DGPs)
  • German Association for Empirical Educational Research (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Empirische Pädagogische Forschung, AEPF)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • European Association for Personality Psychology (EAPP)
  • International Academy of Education (IAE)
  • International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)

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Editorial Boards

Co-Editor, Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal
(Senior Editor 1996-2001)
1996 - 2006
Co-Editor, Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische
Psychologie (German Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology;
Senior Editor 1997-1999)
1995 - 2001
Advisory Board, APA Educational Psychology Handbook (3rd edition, 2016) 2010 - 2016
Editorial Board, AERA Open 2014 - 2015
Editorial Board, Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 2006 - present
Editorial Board, Contemporary Educational Psychology 2010 - present
Editorial Board, Educational Psychologist 2012 - present
Editorial Board, Educational Research Review 2005 - present
Editorial Board, Educational Researcher 2003 - 2007
Editorial Board, European Journal of Psychology of Education 2015 - present
Editorial Board, Journal of Educational Psychology 2010 - present
Editorial Board, Learning and Individual Differences 2017 - 2019
Editorial Board, Learning and Instruction 2007 - 2009
Editorial Board, Metacognition and Learning 2011 - present
Editorial Board, Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie 1996 - 2001
Editorial Board, Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht 1994 - 2006
Editorial Board, Zeitschrift für Psychologie 2001 - 2004
Editorial Board, Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie 1988 - 1994

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Manuscript and Grant Reviewing

Advances in Test Anxiety Research • AERA Open • American Educational Research Journal • Anxiety, Stress and Coping • Applied Cognitive Psychology • Behavioral Sciences • British Journal of Educational Psychology • Child Development • Cognition and Emotion • Computers and Education • Computers in Human Behavior • Contemporary Educational Psychology • Cultural Studies of Science Education • Developmental Psychology • Educational Psychologist • Educational Researcher • Educational Research Review • Emotion Review • Empirische Pädagogik • European Journal of Psychology of Education • Frontiers in Psychology: Emotion Science • International Journal of Behavioral Development • Instructional Science • International Journal of Educational Research • International Journal of Psychology • Journal für Mathematik-Didaktik • Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition • Journal of Early Adolescence • Journal of Adolescence • Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology • Journal of Educational Psychology • Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology • Journal of Further and Higher Education • Journal of the Learning Sciences • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology • Journal of Positive Psychology • Journal of Testing • Learning and Individual Differences • Learning and Instruction • Learning Environments Research • Metacognition and Learning • Memory • Mind, Brain and Education • Motivation and Emotion • Motivation Science • Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie • Perspectives on Psychological Science • PloS One • Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht • Psychological Science • Psychology and Aging • Review of Education • Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research • Scandinavian Journal of Psychology • Social and Personality Psychology Compass • Spanish Journal of Psychology • Studies in Higher Education • Unterrichtswissenschaft • Transactions on Learning Technologies • Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie • Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie

Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) • European Research Council (ERC) • German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) • Israel Science Foundation (ISF) • Ministery of Education, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) • National Science Foundation (NSF, USA) • Swiss National Science Foundation (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) • Stelle für Forschung und Entwicklung, Bern, Switzerland • Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bonn, Germany • Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen-Stiftung, Germany)

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Recent Research Grants

Fostering Epistemic Belief Change: The Role of Epistemic Emotions and Self-Regulated Learning (PI: K. Muis, McGill University: Collaborators: R. Pekrun, G. Sinatra, P. Winne). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC; reference 435-2014-0155), 2014-2018.

Emotional Contagion Between Teachers and Students [ Emotionale Ansteckung zwischen Lehrkräften und Schülern] (Co-PIs: A, C. Frenzel, R. Pekrun, C. Reck). German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG; reference FR 2642/8], 2015-2018.

Early Child Development and Education: The Interplay of Cognition and Emotion (Co-PIs: B. Sodian, R. Pekrun). Excellence Initiative / German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG], 2013-2014.

Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation (Doctoral Training Program in the Learning Sciences; Co-PIs: F. Fischer, M. Fischer, H. Hussmann, B. Neuhaus, R. Pekrun, B. Sodian, J.-W. Strijbos, S. Ufer). Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts, 2013-2017.

Psychosocial Predictors of Health and Survival in Late Life. Co-Pis: J. G. Chipperfield, R. P. Perry, T. L. Stewart, N. C. Hall, M. M. Lobchuk, R. Pekrun, & P. St. John. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant (Regional Partnership Program), 2013-2016.

Learning Environments Across Disciplines (LEADS): Supporting Technology Rich Learning Across Disciplines (PI: Susanne Lajoie, McGill University; Theme leaders: R. Azevedo, J. Leighton, R. Pekrun). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC; 2012-2019; reference 895-2011-1006).

Epistemic Beliefs and Emotions: Examining their Roles in Self-regulated Learning and Epistemic Change (PI: K. Muis, McGill University: Collaborators: R. Azevedo, R. Pekrun, G. Sinatra). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC; reference 410-2011-0182), 2011-2013.

Achievement Emotions: New Directions (PI: R. Pekrun; Co-PI: A. J. Elliot). Excellence Initiative / German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG], 2008-2011.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Motivation and Emotion (Co-PIs: L. Daniels, R. Pekrun). University of Alberta – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Partnership Fund, 2009-2010.

Project Developmental and Educational Neurosciences (Co-PIs: B. Sodian, R. Pekrun). Excellence Initiative / German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG], 2007-2011.

Goals and Emotions in Achievement Settings (PI: R. Pekrun; Co-PIs: A. J. Elliot, M. A. Maier). TransCoop Program, German American Academic Council, 2007 - 2010.

PALMA, Project for the Analysis of Learning and Achievement in Mathematics [Projekt zur Analyse der Leistungsentwicklung in Mathematik] (PI: R. Pekrun; Co-PIs: R. vom Hofe, W. Blum). German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG], 2000-2008.

DISUM, Didaktische Interventionsformen für einen selbständigkeitsorientierten aufgabengesteuer­ten Unterricht am Beispiel Mathematik [Classroom instruction fostering students’ self-regulated learning in mathematics] (PI: W. Blum; Co-PIs: H. Messner, R. Pekrun). German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG], 2005-2008.

BrainMath: Changes in Brain O xygenation in Children Solving Mathematical Problems as Measured by Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) (PI: K. Reiss; Co-PIs: A. Fallgatter, R. Pekrun). Federal Ministery of Education and Research (BMBF), 2007-2008.

KOMMA, Kompendium Mathematik: Implementierung und Evaluation eines computergestützten Instruments zum Mathematikunterricht in den Klassen 8 und 9 [Implementation and evaluation of a computer-supported mathematics instruction in grades 8 and 9] (PI: K. Reiss; Co-PI: R. Pekrun). Federal Ministery for Science and Education [BMBF], 2005-2009.

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 , German Consortium (PI: M. Prenzel; Co-PIs: J. Baumert, W. Blum, E. Klieme, D. Leutner, M. Neubrand, R. Pekrun, J. Rost), 2004-2008.

LEGS, Leistungs- und Emotionsentwicklung in der Grundschule [Development of academic achievement and emotions in elementary school; PI: R. Pekrun]. Zentrum für Begabungsforschung [Center for Giftedness Research], 2002-present.

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 , German consortium (PI: M. Prenzel; Co-PIs: J. Baumert, W. Blum, R. Lehmann, D. Leutner, M. Neubrand, R. Pekrun, J. Rost, U. Schiefele), 2001-2005.

Academic Risk Factors in College Students: A Cross-Cultural Perspective . TransCoop Program, German American Academic Council (PI: R. Pekrun; Co-PI: R. P. Perry), 1997-2000.

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Teaching Experience, Promotion of Junior Researchers

Undergraduate Courses in Psychology, Education, and Teacher Training Programs

  • Human Development
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Test Theories

Graduate Courses in Psychology, Education, and Teacher Training Programs

  • Learning and Instruction
  • Achievement Motivation and Emotion
  • Families and Human Development
  • Primary and Secondary Educational Systems
  • Research Methods in Education and Educational Psychology
  • Educational and Psychological Testing
  • Quality Management in Education; International Assessment of Student Achievement

Further Education of Teachers

  • Programs in Counselling and Consulting
    (“Beratungslehrer”; University of Munich and Teacher Academy Dillingen)

Training and Promotion of Junior Researchers

  • Workshops, courses, and summer schools for doctoral students
  • 2001-2010: Primary supervisor for 24 doctoral dissertations; A. C. Frenzel: Junior Researchers’ Best Paper Award, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 2004; Dissertation Award of the University of Munich 2005; E. Meier: Dissertation Award of the University of Munich 2014; S. Becker: Best Poster Award, Junior Researchers of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 2015
  • Post-docs supervised by R. Pekrun, 2001-2010: 12 offers for associate and full professorships