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Memoir

Stuart Alan Karabenick
Regents' Proceedings

Stuart Alan Karabenick, Ph.D., research professor, education in the School of Education and adjunct professor of psychology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 2019.

Professor Karabenick received his B.A. (1962) and Ph.D. (1967) degrees from the University of Michigan. He served on the faculty of Eastern Michigan University from 1966- 2005. He held a number of positions at the University of Michigan, including visiting scholar, program affiliate, visiting professor, and research scientist prior to being appointed research professor in 2011.

Professor Karabenick was an internationally recognized educational psychology scholar of student and teacher motivation and self-regulated learning. His research influenced the field of educational psychology, particularly in the areas of achievement motivation, help-seeking, and self-regulated learning. He was the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation grant in which he developed the Math and Science Partnership Motivation Assessment Program (MSP- MAP), which is used to measure motivation-related person and situation variables that influence math and science achievement. He was the co-editor of the Advances in Motivation and Achievement book series, the premier series in the field of motivational science. He was also co-editor of three additional motivation science books and two books on help-seeking in academic environments.

Professor Karabenick served as the associate editor of the Journal of Learning and Instruction for over five years, and on the editorial boards of a number of other educational journals. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), and the American Educational Research Association. He received EARLI's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 for his contributions to the field and coordination o f the Motivation and Emotion Special Interest Group.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Stuart Alan Karabenick, research professor emeritus, education.