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Dr. Eugene Galanter, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Galanter is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychophysics Laboratory at Columbia University. He is a pioneer educator and scientist in the field of technology in education. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. His distinguished academic career includes positions at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington and Harvard University. Dr. Galanter was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences near Stanford. He also served as Chairman of the Committee on Learning at the Salk Institute with James Watson, Jacob Bronowski and Jonas Salk.

Dr. Galanter has authored more than 100 books and articles on psychophysics, perception, motivation, memory, early learning and computer-related pedagogy. His publications on education include “The Ideal Teacher,” “The Mechanization of Teaching,” “Two Models of a Student” and many others, including “Plans and the Structure of Behavior,” which sparked the cognitive revolution in psychology.

Dr. Galanter founded the Children’s Computer School and the Summer Computer Institute at Amherst College and subsequently published the best-selling Kids & Computers series in 1983. He was Chairman of the Board of Tompkins Hall Nursery School, and also served for many years on the Board of St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s Schools in New York.

Dr. Galanter has directed projects for NASA, FAA, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Army and the National Science Foundation. He was recognized by NASA with the Distinguished Scientist Research Award. Dr. Galanter and his daughter, Michelle Galanter co-invented and hold the patent for the Galanter Educational Evaluation Lattice, which is licensed exclusively to Children's Progress.


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