About the Author

Dr. Peter A. Facione and his co-investigators have been engaged in research and teaching about reasoning, decision-making, and effective individual and group thinking processes since 1967. Over the years they developed instruments to measure the core skills and habits of mind of effective thinking, these instruments are now in use in many different languages throughout the world. They are available through www.insightassessment.com/t.html and www.insightassessment.com/tests as are other reports and teaching materials. Since 1992 Dr. Facione has presented hundreds of workshops about effective teaching for thinking and about leadership, decision-making, leadership development, planning and budgeting, and learning outcomes assessment at national and international professional association meetings and on college and university throughout the nation.

Dr. Facione, is former Provost at Loyola University Chicago and a Senior Scholar with the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. A philosopher, he earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State, chaired the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University, and served as Dean of the School of Human Development and Community Service at California State University, Fullerton before joining Santa Clara University in 1990. At Santa Clara, he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Graduate Division of Counseling Psychology and Education for many years. Dr. Facione served as the President of the American Conference of Academic Deans. He has been on many boards and panels, including the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the ACE Presidentsí Task Force on Education. In 2005 he became Senior Director for Academic Leadership with Keeling and Associates, a higher education consulting firm. He teaches at Loyola University Chicago.

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