Atkinson, Robert


Associate Professor Robert Atkinson holds a joint appointment in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering in the Ira A. Schools of Engineering and the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College. He earned an Applied Cognitive Science Ph.D. in 1999 from University of Wisconsin, Madison with a minor in statistics and research design. He joined the ASU faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor after teaching for three years at Mississippi State University.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999
M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997
B.A., Sociology, California State University, Chico, 1992

Research interests

Personalized learning, social media, learner analytics, mobile learning, cognitive science, usability testing, human-computer interaction