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Logan Fiorella

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development)

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Office Location

329A Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive science
  • Instructional design
  • Learning strategies
  • Multimedia learning

Research Interests

  • Learning by explaining
  • Learning by drawing
  • Learning from visuals
  • Learning from examples

Programs of Study

Research Summary

Note: Dr. Fiorella will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2021.

Dr. Logan Fiorella studies the cognitive science of student learning and its implications for instruction. One research area focuses on understanding the (meta)cognitive benefits and boundary conditions of "generative" learning activities like learning by explaining and learning by drawing. A second research area focuses on applying principles of cognition to the design of multimedia learning environments, including games, simulations, and instructional videos.


Dr. Fiorella received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in modeling and simulation from the University of Central Florida.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara 2015
M.A. Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara 2013
M.S. Modeling and Simulation University of Central Florida 2010
B.S. Psychology University of Central Florida 2009

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2020 Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions in Educational Psychology American Psychological Association, Division 15
2020 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation
2019 Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award American Educational Research Association, Division C
2019 Sarah H. Moss Fellowship Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA
2019 Fellow Psychonomic Society