David Vallett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning

David Vallett

david.vallett@unlv.edu

Carlson Education Building (CEB) 360A

702-895-4756

Curriculum Vitae


Research Expertise: Learner cognition with an emphasis on misconceptions and evolved heuristics for cognition, educational neuroscience, and the intersection of cognitive science investigations in student learning with classroom instruction

David Vallett earned his Ph.D. in Education from George Mason University. He also possesses a B.A. in Biology and a M.A.T. in Science Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His current research interests are in learner cognition with an emphasis on misconceptions and evolved heuristics for cognition, educational neuroscience, and the intersection of cognitive science investigations in student learning with classroom instruction. Dr. Vallett's prior research has examined visuo-spatial reasoning in the design of Serious Educational Games for science learning, and individual differences in misconceptions of Newtonian mechanics.