Susan Goldman is the inaugural recipient of the LRDC Distinguished Alumni Award. Goldman is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her prolific published research has made substantial contributions to the interdisciplinary fields of the learning and educational sciences in areas that include, among others, discourse processing, instruction and assessment, technology and learning, and learning strategies.
Currently, she is PI on a large IES Reading for Understanding project. In addition to her own research contributions, Goldman has supported the development of learning sciences through her editorial positions and her leadership in professional societies. She has served as associate editor for Cognition and Instruction and Discourse Processes and as President of the Society for Text and Discourse. She is President-Elect of the International Society for the Learning Sciences. Goldman received her PhD. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976.
An event honoring Goldman, which will include her Distinguished Alumni Lecture, will be held at LRDC on May 3, 2011.