David C. Berliner

David  C. Berliner

Regents’ Professor Emeritus
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College,
Arizona State University

Bio and Research Interest

DAVID C. BERLINER, Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University, has also taught at many other universities at home and abroad. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

He has won numerous awards for his work on behalf of the education profession, and authored or co-authored over 400 articles, chapters and books. Among his best known works are the six editions of the text Educational psychology, co-authored with N. L. Gage; The manufactured crisis, co-authored with B. J. Biddle; Collateral damage: How high-stakes testing corrupts American education, co-authored with Sharon Nichols; and 50 myths and lies that threaten America’s public schools, co-authored with Gene V Glass. He co-edited the first Handbook of educational psychology and the books Talks to teachers, Perspectives on instructional time, and Putting research to work in your school

He has interest in the study of teaching, teacher education, and educational policy. 

Recent Positions and honors

Award from the American Educational Research Association, Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research, 2016.

Brock international prize for Distinguished Contributions to Education, 2003.

Award from the American Educational Research Association, for Distinguished Contributions to Education, 1996.

Award from the American Educational Research Association, for Outstanding Book, The Manufactured Crisis (With Bruce J. Biddle), 1996.

Award from the National Education Association, Friend of Education Award, 1994.



Stanford University, College of Education, 1968


Powers, J. M., Fischman, G. E., & Berliner, D. C. (in press, 2016). Making the Visible Invisible: Willful Ignorance of Poverty and Social Inequalities in the Research-Policy Nexus. Review of Research in Education

Berliner, D. C. (2016). Poverty’s powerful effects on reading achievement and the achievement gap. In R. Horowitz & S. J. Samuels (Eds.), The Achievement Gap in Reading:  Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Berliner, D. C. (2016, May 11). An unanticipated successful career and some lessons learned. In S. Tobias, J. D. Fletcher, & D. C. Berliner (Series Eds.), Acquired Wisdom Series. Education Review, 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/er.v23.2078

Berliner, D. C., Glass, G. V and Associates. (2014). Fifty myths and lies that threaten America’s public schools. New York: Teachers College Press. 

Berliner, D. C.  (2014). Exogenous variables and value-added assessments: A fatal flaw. Teachers College Record, 116, (1). Retrieved July 21, 2014 from http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=17293


Contact Information

David C. Berliner
Regents’ Professor Emeritus
120 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.,  #205
Tempe, AZ 85281
Cell: 480-861-0484

Link to CV: http://berliner.faculty.asu.edu/wordpress/


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