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James G. Greeno
University of Pittsburg

School of Education
Department of Instruction and Learning


 1 May 1935, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Marital Status: Married Noreen H. Greeno, 15 June 1957
Children: John G. Greeno, born 30 March 1958
Catherine G. Greeno, born 30 May 1960

Ph.D. Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1961
M.A. Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1958
B.A. Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1957

Professional History

University of Pittsburgh

2012-present, Adjunct Professor of Education

2003-2012, Visiting Professor of Education,

2003-present, Center Associate, Learning Research and Development Center
1976–1984, Professor–University Professor of Psychology

1976–1984, Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center

Stanford University

2003-present, Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, Emeritus,
1987–2003, Margaret Jacks Professor of Education

1989-1992, Director, Symbolic Systems Program
Institute for Research on Learning;

1991-2000, Co-Founder and Senior Research Fellow
1987-1991, Associate Director-Acting Director
University of California, Berkeley

1984–1987, Professor of Education and Chair, Program in Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1968–1976, Associate Professor–Professor of Psychology,
Indiana University, Bloomington
1961–1968, Instructor–Professor of Psychology