Pitt Alum Drew Gitomer will address interested listeners in an Invited Talk on Friday, October 14, 2011, from noon to 1:30 in Glaser Auditorium (Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh). A reception will be held after his talk at 4:00 pm October 14, on LRDC 9. All are invited.
Drew has been named a University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate. The Legacy Laureate program was launched in 2000 to honor University of Pittsburgh alumni for their outstanding personal and professional achievements. The program is designed to stimulate activity, identity and relationships among prominent alumni and the University of Pittsburgh community.
Drew received his Ph.D. from Pitt in 1984. His dissertation, "A Cognitive Analysis of a Complex Troubleshooting Task," was based on a study of proficient problem solving in the domain of avionics. After Pitt, he embarked on a highly successful career at ETS that spanned more than two decades, serving as a senior scientist, senior vice president, as research director of the Teaching and Learning Division, and as a distinguished president appointee of ETS’s Policy Evaluation and Research Center. He joined the faculty of Rutgers University as the Rose and Nicholas DeMarzo Chair in the Graduate School of Education this fall.