Jeanne Ellis Ormrod holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in educational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. For more than twenty years she was a faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado, where she taught courses in learning and cognition, educational psychology, measurement, and research methods; she is currently Professor Emerita of Psychological Sciences at UNC. Dr. Ormrod has published numerous research articles but is probably best known for this book and several other textbooks: Human Learning (7th ed., 2016); Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (9th ed., coauthored by Eric and Lynley Anderman, 2014); Essentials of Educational Psychology (5th ed., coauthored with Brett D. Jones, 2018); and Child Development and Education (6th ed., 2016, all editions coauthored with Teresa McDevitt). Paul D. Leedy is late of the American University.