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Thomas M Duffy
Professor Emeritus
W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDUCATION 4074
Phone : (812) 856-8459
Fax: (812) 856-8333
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Department:  Counseling and Educational Psychology
Affiliations:  Instructional Systems Technology, Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Learning Sciences


Research and teaching focuses on the design of learning environments that support inquiry and problem solving. Recent work has been focused on the design of distance education environments based on work in cogntive science on how people learn. More generally my interest is in the use of technology to support inquiry learning in post-secondary education and training.

go to http:// to see my work in learning architecture and the platform for much of my research. Login with NECC and pswd guest to see some of the courses. To obtain papers and more details go to

For recreation I enjoy hiking -- my wife and I have done a few days on the Apalachian Trail and hope to do a lot more. I also love photography and spending time at our cabin in the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. Check out the cabin at


  • Ph.D.  
  • Cognitive Psychology, May 1969, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL 
  • PhD.  
  • M.S.  
  • Cognitive Psychology, May 1969, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL
  • B.S.  
  • Psychology, May 1965, Western Illinois University, McComb, IL
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