Barry Leshowitz

Emeritus Professor
Faculty
Mailcode

Biography

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology (Cognition, Action, and Perception), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

Ph.D., City University of New York, 1968

Research Interests

Critical thinking, scientific reasoning, decision making in everyday life, instructional effectiveness, science education, online (Web-based) learning and instruction, effects of college, the freshman year experience.

Research Projects

Evidence Based Medicine; Evaluation of Onsite and Online College Instruction; Effects of Methodological Reasoning on Development of Higher-Order Thinking; Decision Making in Everyday Life; Law and Science, Cognitive Bias and Popular Media.

Publications

  • Johnson, Kathryn, Cohen, Adam, Leshowitz, Barry, Cohen, Mariam. Ways of Knowing: The Scientific Study of Religiosity as Relationality. (2007).
  • Barry Leshowitz, K DiCerbo, Morris Okun. Effects of Instruction in Methodological Reasoning on Information Evaluation. Teaching of Psychology (2002).

Research Activity

  • Leshowitz,Barry Howard*. AN ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR PROBLEM-BASED INSTRUCTION. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS(1/1/2003 - 8/15/2004).

Presentations

  • Leshowitz, Barry. Communication and Interaction in Online Courses: Research and Development Issues. AECT Annual Conference
  • Leshowitz, Barry. How to do active learning instruction online and live. Horizon Live Corporation
  • Leshowitz, Barry. Making the Grade. Invited to deliver the faculty address to prospective new ASU students and their parents

Service

  • Working group for development of on-line courses for the BLS degree, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence, Collaborator (2006 - Present)
  • Phoenix VA Hospital, Collaborator (2006 - Present)
  • American Psychologist/American Psychological Association, Guest Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Search Committee for Lecturer Position, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Banner Health, Collaborator (2006 - Present)
  • ASU Entrepreneur Initiative, Participant (2006 - Present)
  • Arizona Board of Regents--Study section for Learner Centered Education Grants Program, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict--Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Core Faculty in College's Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program, Core Faculty (2004 - Present)
  • Learning Communities Planning Group, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Provost's Committee on Retention of Intellectual Property, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Psychology Technical Services Committee, Chair (2003 - Present)
  • Psychology Technical Services Committee, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Waksonse, Fellowship of teaching excellence (2002 - Present)
  • College Ambassadors Program, Member (2001 - Present)
  • Waksonse, Fellow (2001 - Present)
  • Center for Research in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Education, and Technology (CRESMET), Member (2000 - Present)
  • Contemporary Issues in Education, Faculty advisor (occasional consulting editor) (1998 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Studies, (2007 - 2008)
  • Technical Services Committee, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Search Committee for Lecturers in Psychology, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • ASU Entrepreneur Initiative, Collaborative (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona Board of Regents--Study section for Learner Centered Education Grants Program, Collaborative (2006 - 2006)
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program (College Program), Collaborative (2006 - 2006)
  • Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict--Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar, Collaborative (2006 - 2006)
  • College Ambassadors Program, Collaborative (2006 - 2006)
  • College's Quality of Instruction Committee, Collaborative (2006 - 2006)
  • Waksonse-Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, Fellowship (2006 - 2006)
  • College's Quality of Instruction Committee, Elected member (2004 - 2006)
  • College Ambassadors Program, Participant (2003 - 2004)
  • Curriculum Committee for Bachelors in Liberal Studies Program, Member (2004)
  • Provost's Task Force on University Advisement, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • College of Liberal Arts Faculty Council, Elected Representative (2001 - 2004)
  • ASU Academic Senate, Department's Elected Senator (2001 - 2004)
  • ASU Academic Senate, Senator for Psychology (elected) (2003)
  • ASU Gerontology Program, Member Steering Committee (2003)
  • Center for Research in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Education, and Technology (CRESMET), Member Steering Committee (2003)
  • Contemporary Issues in Education, Consulting faculty advisor to this peer reviewed journal administered by ASU graduate students in the College of Education (2003)
  • Human Subjects Committee, Chair (2003)
  • National Academy of Science Committee on Health and Acoustics, Member (2003)
  • Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2003)
  • Technical Services Committee, Member (2003)
  • Tempe Unified School District, Consultant/Principal Investigator (2003)
  • University Committee on Retention of Intellectual Property, Member (2003)
  • Waksonse, Member Steering Committee (2003)