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Office Location

110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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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

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognition and instruction
  • Multimedia learning
  • Learning strategies
  • Problem-solving transfer

Research Interests

  • Learning from instructional visuals
  • Learning by explaining
  • Learning from video
  • Learning from examples

Research Summary

Dr. Fiorella's research explores the cognitive science of student learning and its intersection with educational technology. His work primarily focuses on instructional methods and learning strategies for fostering meaningful learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. At the core of this research is the issue of transfer: How can we help students apply what they have learned to new situations? Broadly, two interrelated issues guide his research: 1) how to design effective multimedia learning environments and 2) how to help students use effective learning strategies.


Dr. Fiorella received his B.S. in psychology and M.S. in modeling and simulation from the University of Central Florida. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.