Robert Slavin

Cofounder and Chairman of the Board

Robert Slavin

Robert Slavin is director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, a part-time professor at the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York (England), and chairman of the Success for All Foundation. He received his B.A. in psychology from Reed College in 1972 and his Ph.D. in social relations in 1975 from Johns Hopkins University. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 articles and book chapters on such topics as cooperative learning, comprehensive school reform, ability grouping, school and classroom organization, desegregation, mainstreaming, research review and evidence-based reform. He is the author or co-author of 24 books, including Educational Psychology: Theory into Practice (Allyn & Bacon, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009); Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice (Allyn & Bacon, 1990, 1995); Show Me the Evidence: Proven and Promising Programs for America’s Schools (Corwin, 1998); Effective Programs for Latino Students (Erlbaum, 2000);Educational Research in the Age of Accountability (Allyn & Bacon, 2007); and Two Million Children: Success for All (Corwin, 2009). He received the American Educational Research Association’s Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research in 1986; Palmer O. Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 1988; Charles A. Dana award in 1994; James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States in 1998; Outstanding Leadership in Education Award from the Horace Mann League in 1999; Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2000; AERA Review of Research Award in 2009; and Palmer O. Johnson Award for the best article in an AERA journal in 2008; and was appointed as a member of the National Academy of Education in 2009 and an AERA fellow in 2010.Robert Slavin is director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, a part-time professor at the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York (England), and chairman of the Success for All Foundation. He received his B.A. in psychology from Reed College in 1972 and his Ph.D. in social relations in 1975 from Johns Hopkins University.

He has authored or co-authored more than 300 articles and book chapters on such topics as cooperative learning, comprehensive school reform, ability grouping, school and classroom organization, desegregation, mainstreaming, research review and evidence-based reform. He is the author or co-author of 24 books, including Educational Psychology: Theory into Practice (Allyn & Bacon, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009); Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice (Allyn & Bacon, 1990, 1995); Show Me the Evidence: Proven and Promising Programs for America’s Schools (Corwin, 1998); Effective Programs for Latino Students (Erlbaum, 2000);Educational Research in the Age of Accountability (Allyn & Bacon, 2007); and Two Million Children: Success for All (Corwin, 2009).

He received the American Educational Research Association’s Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research in 1986; Palmer O. Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 1988; Charles A. Dana award in 1994; James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States in 1998; Outstanding Leadership in Education Award from the Horace Mann League in 1999; Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2000; AERA Review of Research Award in 2009; and Palmer O. Johnson Award for the best article in an AERA journal in 2008; and was appointed as a member of the National Academy of Education in 2009 and an AERA fellow in 2010.