David A. Bergin

David A. Bergin



Associate Professor


Director of Graduate Studies


3 Hill Hall
(573) 882-1303
E-mail: BerginD@missouri.edu
External Link: Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas


  • Motivation, including for mathematics and science learning
  • Development of interest
  • Influence of competition

Academic Background


Ph.D. from Stanford University, 1987

Ed.S. from Stanford University, 1986, in Evaluation

B.A. from Brigham Young University, 1980, in English



Awards and Honors


President Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, 2010. An elected position.

Selected for a Fulbright to Chile, fall semester 2013.