Harry O’Neil


  • Assessment
  • Engagement
  • Game-based learning
  • Technology and learning

Harry O’Neil is a professor of educational psychology and technology at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. He teaches courses in accountability and learning. His research interests include the computer-based teaching and assessment of 21st Century Skills – particularly adaptive problem-solving and collaboration skills, the teaching and assessment of self-regulation skills, the role of motivation in testing, and the training effectiveness of simulations and games. O’Neil has conducted cross-cultural research in Japan on the role of test anxiety and performance, and in Taiwan and Korea on the role of self-regulation and achievement. In all of these research areas, he is interested in technology applications. A prolific writer, O’Neil has co-edited many books. He earned his doctorate in psychology from Florida State University, his master’s degree in psychology from Hollins University, and his bachelor’s in psychology from Boston College. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association and the Association for Psychological Sciences.