Brian D. Beitzel, Ph.D.
Director of Education Assessment and Accreditation
Professor of Educational Psychology
School of Education and Human Ecology
State University of New York College, Oneonta
Brian Beitzel is a professor of educational psychology at SUNY Oneonta and also holds an appointment as Director of Education Assessment and Accreditation there. After completing his Ph.D. at UW-Madison, he received the Paul R. Pintrich Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division 15 (Educational Psychology) for his dissertation on learning with contrasting video cases. In 2009 he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes “significant contributions to institutional quality in instruction.” He chaired the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education, with 12 full-time faculty members, for three years. His teaching has included courses in child development, learning and motivation, assessment, and college study skills. His research, funded in part by the Spencer Foundation, focuses on the risks and benefits of incorporating diagrams into mathematics instruction; he publishes and presents at conferences regularly and provides support to journal offices as an editorial board member and consulting editor. During the 2018-2019 academic year, he was a Fellow in the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program.