Anthony Petrosino serves as the associate dean for research and outreach in SMU’s Simmons School and professor in the Simmons Department of Teaching and Learning. Petrosino has received more than $17 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. His research interests include students’ understanding of experimentation, engineering education and the development of expertise. He is co-founder of the nationally recognized UTeach Program.
He is a learning scientist and an associate professor of science and mathematics education and the Elizabeth G. Gibb Endowed Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt (CTGV) for five years. While doing his doctoral work, Petrosino was a NASA Space Grant Fellow funded through the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was a seven-year member of the NSF-funded VaNTH ERC and a principal investigator of a Department of Education-funded PT3 grant. Petrosino has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, made over 100 national and international conference presentations, and has supervised a dozen doctoral dissertations.