PERSONAL: Male. Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., 1960; Carnegie-Mellon University, M.S., 1965, Ph.D., 1968.
ADDRESSES: Home—1212 Heberton St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Office—Department of Psychology, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; fax: 412-268-2798. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Wolf Research and Development Corp., Bedford, MA, designer, 1960–61; North American Air Defense Command Headquarters, Colorado Springs, CO, developer of systems programs, 1961–62; Federal Aviation Agency, National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, Northfield, NJ, statistical analyst and programmer, 1963; Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA, researcher, 1964; Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), Pittsburgh, instructor in mathematics, 1964–66; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, instructor in business, 1966–67, assistant professor of behavioral and information sciences, 1967–69; Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, associate professor, 1969–76, professor of psychology, 1976–, department head, 1983–93, director of Literacy in Science Center, 1988–96. University of Stirling, visiting research fellow in education, 1968; University of London, London Graduate School of Business Studies, visiting Ful-bright lecturer, 1969; guest lecturer or scholar at other institutions in the United State and abroad, including University of Colorado, University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley, Dartmouth College, University of Virginia, University of Iowa, Stanford University, Deakin University, Bowling Green State University, University of Chicago, Naval War College, and Trinity College, Dublin; organizer of symposia. Tel Aviv University, member of international advisory board for human development unit, 1987–
MEMBER: American Psychological Association (fellow), American Psychological Society (founding fellow), Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Development Society (member of board of governors), Psychonomic Society, Society for Research in Child Development, Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (member of executive board, 1986–89), Sigma Xi.
AWARDS, HONORS: Ford Foundation fellow, 1964–66; Social Science Research Council fellow in Scotland, 1968; J.M. Cattell sabbatical award, 2001–02; grants from Spencer Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Education, A.W. Mellon Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, McDonnell Foundation, and Institute for Education Science.
Cognition and Instruction, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Hillsdale, NJ), 1976.
(With J.G. Wallace) Cognitive Development: An Information Processing View, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Hillsdale, NJ), 1976.
(Editor, with P. Langley and R. Neches) Production System Models of Learning and Development, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1987.
(Editor, with K. Kotovsky) Complex Information Processing: The Impact of Herbert A. Simon, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Hillsdale, NJ), 1989.
Exploring Science: The Cognition and Development of Discovery Processes, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000.
(Editor, with S.M. Carver, and contributor) Cognition and Instruction: 25 Years of Progress, Erlbaum (Mahwah, NJ), 2001.
Series editor, "Carnegie Mellon Symposia on Cognition." Contributor to books, including Concept Formation: Knowledge and Experience in Unsupervised Learning, edited by D. Fisher and M. Pazzani, Morgan Kauffman (San Mateo, CA), 1991; Developing Cognitive Competence: New Approaches to Process Modeling, edited by T. Simon and G. Halford, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Hillsdale, NJ), 1995; Conceptual Development: Piaget's Legacy, edited by E.K. Scholnick and others, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Hillsdale, NJ), 1999; Designing for Science: Implications from Professional, Instructional, and Everyday Science, edited by K. Crowley, C.D. Schunn, and T. Okada, Erlbaum (Mahwah, NJ), 2001; and Models of a Man: Essays in Memory of Herbert A. Simon, edited by M. Augier and J.G. March, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), in press. Contributor to periodicals, including Child Development, Developmental Science, Journal of Cognition and Development, Machine Learning, Cognition and Instruction, Science, Memory and Cognition, Contemporary Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, and Psychological Science. Served on editorial boards of cognitive science journals.
Some of Klahr's writings have been translated into German, Japanese, and Spanish.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on cognitive psychology, especially information-processing analysis of cognitive development, problem-solving instruction, scientific discovery in children and adults, and instructional interventions in science.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Carnegie-Mellon University Web Site: David Klahr Home Page, http://www.psy.cmu.edu/psy/faculty/dklahr.html (December 27, 2004).