Dean Emerita and Professor
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Marcy P. Driscoll is Dean Emerita of the Florida State University College of Education. She is also the Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research and a professor in the Instructional Systems and Educational Psychology Program within the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at the university.
Dr. Driscoll’s interests include learning, instructional theory, and education policy and advocacy. She is the author or co-author of eight textbooks and an edited research handbook in learning and instruction and has published numerous articles in professional journals on learning and instruction theory. Her book titled Psychology of Learning for Instruction won the 1995 Outstanding Book Award in Instructional Development from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and has been translated into Korean, Turkish and Chinese. With the 4th edition now in preparation, it remains a top-ranked book in the instructional systems field. Driscoll also received the 2018 Russell P. Kropp award from the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA), which is given for “demonstrating the use of educational research or evaluation in educational decision making.”
Dr. Driscoll’s past appointments include serving as Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems from 1996-2003, Associate Dean of Research and Administration for the College of Education from 2003-2005, and Dean of the College from 2005-2018. She is Past-president of the Council for Academic Deans for Research Education Institutions (CADREI) and Past-president of AECT. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA), and AECT.
She received her A.B. magna cum laude from Mt. Holyoke College and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.