Director of the Psychophysics Laboratory
Columbia University, New York, USA
Professor Eugene Galanter is a Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientific Officer of Children's Progress, Inc. Dr. Galanter is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Quondam 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 an honors B.A. from Swarthmore College. His distinguished academic career includes positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington and Harvard University. Dr. Galanter was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He 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 150 books and articles on learning theory, 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. He founded the Children’s Computer School in 1980 and the Summer Computer Institute at Amherst College in 1981. He subsequently published the best-selling Kids & Computers series in 1983. He was Chairman of the Board of the Tompkins Hall Nursery School, and served for many years on the Board of St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School 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 United States patent for the Galanter Educational Evaluation Lattice, which is the basis for the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) and is licensed exclusively to Children's Progress.
Models of cognitive psychology and human development to enhance early childhood education