- Janet Schofield
University of Pittsburgh
JANET WARD SCHOFIELD is a professor of psychology and a senior scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include school desegregation, intergroup relations, factors increasing college retention, and the social psychology of computer use in schools. The author of over 100 papers and several books, she has served on boards and committees at the National Academy of Sciences, as a visiting scholar in Germany, and as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives. Recent publications include “Realizing the Internet’s Educational Potential” in The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments, edited by J. Weiss, N. Nolan, J. Hunsinger, and P. Trifonas, and “Sense of Belonging and Persistence in White and African American First-Year Students” in Research in Higher Education.