Daniel Willingham
Professor of Psychology


  • Mental health

Dan T. Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Throughout his career, Willingham’s research solely focused on the brain basis of learning and memory. Today his research focuses on the application of cognitive psychology to K-12 education. Willingham writes the Ask the Cognitive Scientist column for American Educator magazine. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a doctorate in cognitive psychology from Harvard University.