Daniel Willingham, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. He earned his B.A. from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University. Until about 2000, his research focused solely on the brain basis of learning and memory. Today, all of his research concerns the application of cognitive psychology to K-16 education. He writes the “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column for American Educator magazine, and is the author of Why Don’t Students Like School?, When Can You Trust the Experts?, Raising Kids Who Read, and The Reading Mind. His writing on education has appeared in sixteen languages. In 2017, he was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Member of the National Board for Education Sciences.