Thomas Good

Member Since: 2011

Thomas L. Good ( Ph.D., Indiana University ) is a professor and head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Arizona. His previous appointments were at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Missouri-Columbia. His policy interests include school choice and youth. His research interests include the communication of performance expectations in classroom settings and the analysis of effective instruction, especially in schools that serve children who reside in poverty. His work has been supported by numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Carnegie Corporation, and the William T. Grant Foundation. He has been a Fulbright Fellow (Australia) and served as long-term editor of the Elementary School Journal (published by the University of Chicago press). He has published numerous books, including “Looking in Classrooms,” coauthored with Jere Brophy; Listening in Classrooms,” co-authored with Mary McCaslin; and America’s Teenagers – Myths and Realities”, co-authored with Sharon Nichols. His most recent book, co-authored with Alyson Lavigne, is “Teacher and Student Evalution: Moving Beyond the Failure of School Reform”. Presently with Alyson, he is revising the Looking in Classrooms book that he originally co-authored with Jere Brophy. His books have been published in various languages including Chinese, German, Japanese, and Spanish. He is a fellow of two divisions in the American Psychological Association and is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

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