Victor A. Benassi Annual Colloquium Registration

This event will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building, Theater II

To register for an Invited Talk event, please complete the form below. If you have any questions or concerns about this reservation form, please contact Catherine Overson at or (603) 862-0902.

The 2019 Victor A. Benassi Annual Colloquium Presenter:
Dr. Stephen Chew
Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology Samford University
Chair, National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology

Stephen L. Chew has been a professor and chair of psychology at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama since 1993. Trained as a cognitive psychologist, one of his primary research areas is the cognitive basis of effective teaching and learning. His research interests include the use of examples in teaching, the impact of cognitive load on learning, and the tenacious misconceptions that students bring with them into the classroom. He is best known as the creator of a groundbreaking series of YouTube videos for students on how to study effectively in college based on cognitive research ( The videos have received over a million views and are in use at educational institutions worldwide from high schools through professional schools.

Chew was selected as a Carnegie Scholar in 1998 as part of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). He was awarded the Buchanan Award for Classroom Teaching Excellence from Samford in 1999. In 2005, he received the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology as the outstanding teacher of psychology at four-year colleges and universities. He was named the 2011 Outstanding Master’s Universities and Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association through the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. He regularly serves as a keynote speaker and workshop leader at conferences on teaching in general and on the teaching of psychology in particular.


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