Dr. Butler is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University.
Butler’s research focuses on applying the science of learning to enhance educational practice. He is interested in student-focused interventions that involve implementing simple but powerful principles in the classroom to improve long-term retention and promote deeper understanding.
In addition, he is interested in helping teachers to acquire knowledge about how to use principles from the science of learning to improve and expand their pedagogy.
Finally, he also investigates how technology can be leveraged to facilitate learning inside and outside of the classroom.